Adam Brockbank, a concept artist, has created some early designs from Matt Reeves The Batman, which literally paints Colin Farrells Penguin in a different light.
Farrells Oswald Cobblepot is one of the most famous Batman comics in the world, attempting to expand the ranks of Gotham''s criminal hierarchy and becoming the city''s youngest crime boss. According to the film, Oz is a lieutenant of the Falcone crime family, investigated by Batman and Jim Gordon following possible links to the murders committed by the Riddler.
Penguin is often seen wearing a tailcoat tuxedo, complete with a bow tie and a top hat. Traditionally, he has a beak-shaped nose (hence the nickname) and a monocle. Although Farrell''s iteration lacks the skill of his comic book counterpart, he does also sport the same fur coats and pinstripe suits.
Brockbanks'' art looks much more like Farrell, who weve never loved over the years, than the finished product that buried the actor under prosthetics, which is certainly destined for an Oscar nomination at the very least. He captioned the photo, Another day, another Penguin, and the artwork is shown below.
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Farrell draws upon the same slicked-back hair as seen in the Matt Reeves adaptation, but it appears to be thinner and more well-groomed than the sleazy, overweight and unattractive Penguin that made it to the big screen. Would it be fair to say that this version is far less threatening than the other one? Perhaps thats why they chose the hideous appearance after all.