Colin Farrell looks unrecognizable as Penguin while filming high-stakes motorcycle chase scene for The Batman
An unrecognizable Colin Farrell filmed a high-stakes chase scene for The Batman in Chicago on Saturday.
The actor, 44, portrays the Penguin in the upcoming blockbuster hit, wearing the character’s prosthetics as he filmed the scene on a motorcycle.
Colin wore a brown jacket and matching pants, while he had a large bag strapped to his back for the nighttime shoot.
Chase: An unrecognizable Colin Farrell, 44, filmed a high-stakes chase scene for The Batman in Chicago Saturday
The scene saw The Penguin chasing after Catwoman, who will be played by Zoe Kravitz in the upcoming movie.
Colin was last in Liverpool, where he was filming with lead actor Robert Pattinson.
Production for the film is back in full swing after it was briefly shut down when Robert signed Covid-19.
The Batman was originally scheduled to be released in 2021, but has now been delayed to 2022 due to the pandemic.
Action: The actor portrays the Penguin in the upcoming blockbuster wearing the character’s prosthetics while filming the scene on a motorcycle
Several actors have stepped into the roles of Penguin over the years, Burgess Meredith, who passed away in 1997 at the age of 89, played Penguin in the live-action TV series Batman from 1966 to 1968.
Danny DeVito, 75, played the role in the 1992 movie Batman Returns.
Robin Lord Taylor, 42, played Penguin in the action crime drama TV series Gotham from 2014 to 2019.
Fans first got a glimpse of Colin as the Penguin in August, after the first official trailer premiered at the DC FanDome virtual convention.
Character: Colin was dressed in a brown jacket and matching pants, while he had a large bag strapped to his back for the nighttime shoot
Tense: The scene saw The Penguin chasing Catwoman, who will be played by Zoe Kravitz in the upcoming movie
Production: Colin was last in Liverpool, where he was seen alongside lead actor Robert Pattinson
Delay: Production for the film is back in full swing after it was briefly shut down when Robert Covid-19 contracted
And while many fans marveled at director Matt Reeves’ interpretation of the iconic comic book franchise with a dark, gritty look and ominous tone, others continued to praise Colin’s transformation into the Penguin with prosthetics and makeup.
Before moving to Liverpool to shoot for the blockbuster, production workers worked in the relatively low-risk COVID-19 area of Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
The Batman had to postpone filming last month when its main star contracted the coronavirus, parts of which would be shot at the Liverpool location.
An insider told MailOnline at the time: “Today is the first day that the main production unit is back on filming and there don’t seem to be any other issues at this point.”
First look: Fans got a first glimpse of Colin as the Penguin in August after the first official trailer premiered at the DC FanDome virtual convention
History: Several actors have stepped into the role of Penguin over the years, including Danny DeVito and Robin Lord Taylor
Meanwhile, a Warner Bros. Pictures spokesperson confirmed: ‘Following a hiatus from COVID 19’s quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the UK’
The source added that a significant portion of the film would have been shot in Liverpool, but due to the coronavirus, the shoot had been canceled and rescheduled several times, pushing the project’s completion date even further.
Liverpool will play a key role in The Batman as American filmmaker Matt Reeves, who directs the upcoming superhero movie, recently unveiled at DC FanDome, a virtual convention hosted by DC Comics and Warner Bros.
During an interview, he confirmed that Liverpool would be the backbone for Gotham City as they shoot the remaining 75 percent of the film.
Lead Actor: Robert Pattinson will take on the role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie
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