Danny DeVito says he would be open to the idea of returning as Penguin in the DC Universe.
In 1992, DeVito played Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin in Tim Burton's Batman Returns alongside Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman.
Thirty years later, Keaton would reprise his role as Batman in The Flash, playing an older version of the character.
When asked by SFX Magazine if he would like to play Penguin again and make a return like Keaton, DeVito responded:
"I would definitely consider doing it, yeah. Batman Returns was a great part, it was operatic. You could just pull out all the stops.
"There were so many motivating things, so many things churning up inside of him. Being the odd man out – the odd bird out – brought the character out of me. It was an emotional experience for me because I felt it was an opportunity of a lifetime to play Oswald Cobblepot with Tim’s vision and design. Tim is a genius to me."
DeVito would reveal that he actually kept Penguin's famous black and white umbrella as a souvenir.
Colin Farrell as Penguin
In 2022, the Batman franchise was rebooted with The Batman, with Robert Pattinson starring as Bruce Wayne. Matt Reeves' movie received positive reviews and was a huge commercial success, too.
Alongside Pattinson were Colin Farrell as Penguin, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler.
Farrell's performance proved so popular that, not long after the movie's release, a television series based on the character of Penguin was announced. And, it seems like the series will lead up to the events of The Batman Part Two.
At the conclusion of The Batman, Oswald 'Oz' Cobblepot is poised to take over the crime syndicate previously led by Carmine Falcone, so the series will likely focus on his emergence as a new crime lord.
Deadline previously reported that the series would be akin to Scarface, as Penguin's ascendancy is akin to that of Tony Montana.
Fantasy / Action
1992 • 126 minutes