Penguin, a series derived from The Batman about the iconic villain, has hired actor Clancy Brown.
According to Variety, he will play Salvatore Maroni, a notorious Gotham City crime boss who has been mentioned repeatedly in The Batman. The character’s imprisonment by corrupt Gotham officials and the collapse of his criminal empire allowed Carmine Falcone’s organization to rise.
Maroni has been portrayed on screen before by actors such as David Zayas in Gotham and Eric Roberts in The Dark Knight.
Clancy Brown is best known for voicing Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants and for roles in Dexter: New Blood and Highlander. The actor will soon appear in John Wick 4.
Brown will join Colin Farrell, who will reprise the role of the Penguin, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Deirdre O’Connell.
The Penguin series starts filming soon and it could be that Robert Pattinson’s Batman appears in the HBO Max series. It was also disclosed that the villain could gain a love interest.
More about Penguin
The plot, which will be a continuation of The Batman, will follow Oswald Cobblepot, the Penguin, growing up in the underworld of Gotham as a criminal mogul after the death of Carmine Falcone. He will face Sofia Falcone to assume the power of crime, daughter of Carmine and new head of the family.
The main cast of the series includes Colin Farrell in the role of Penguin, and Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone.
Lauren LeFranc will write the script, along with director Matt Reeves, who serves as executive producer alongside Dylan Clark.
The 1st season of the Penguin series will feature 8 episodes. The series does not yet have a premiere date. HBO Max.
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