Colin Farrell’s Penguin in The Batman is Inspired by Fredo from The Godfather

December 21, 2021

Colin Farrell will be playing Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot in the upcoming movie The Batman, and director Matt Reeves has shared his inspiration behind this new incarnation of the classic supervillain. In the newest issue of Empire, Reeves spoke about the inclusion of Penguin in the movie and addressed this take on the character’s influences. Per Collider, here’s what the director said about John Cazale’s Fredo in The Godfather playing a part in inspiring the new Oswald Cobblepot.

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