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Yes, that actually is Colin Farrell in the trailer for The Batman

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Despite it being 3am at the time, after writer/director Matt Reeves dropped the fantastic first trailer for The Batman at the end of the film’s DC FanDome panel this weekend past, I rapidly rewatched it a bunch of times in a row. Besides for just being blown away by this preview, I was trying to take in all the details: The brilliant mash-up of Michael Giacchino’s Batman theme and Nirvana’s “Something in the Way”, Jeffrey Wright’s Jim Gordon apparently not being Commissioner yet, that puzzle left by Paul Dano’s Riddler (which has already been solved), the Batcave used by Robert Pattinson’s Batman not actually being a cave, the subtle cat-like touches on Zoe Kravitz’s cat burglar outfit, AND HOLY CRAP IS THAT COLIN FARRELL?!

We all knew that the Irish-born actor was in The Batman, playing a new version of comic book villain Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin, a name which he detests and hasn’t adopted yet, according to Reeves. But if you were looking at this trailer for the first time, you were probably missing Farrell’s usual poster boy good looks because it was buried under some seriously great prosthetics.

Some fans/publications still weren’t convinced that it actually was Farrell though, especially since the alleged character is only in two shots in the trailer (that’s also him doing the “Whoa, this guy is crazy!” line). But that was all put to rest when Mike Marino, the very person who designed the prosthetics for The Batman, posted the same screenshot as above on his Instagram feed (via CinemaBlend) and included a “#colinfarrell” hashtag.

Seeing as how Marino also added hashtags for #robertpattinson, #zoekravitz, and #pauldano, some fans still thought this wasn’t totally conclusive proof that the person in the pic was Farrell. When questioned about it repeatedly in the comments, Marino bluntly shut the doubters down, stating that “we BUILT THIS”. And what they’ve built is already crazy impressive!

Reeves has indicated that with COVID-19 shutting down production, they’ve only shot about 30% of the movie thus far which means that footage available for the trailer was very limited. As production resumes, we’ll probably get further looks at Farrell’s character, which has to already be a front-runner for makeup effects when awards season eventually rolls around. And if the people in charge of these awards do snub The Batman in this regard, they can probably expect some VENGEANCE!

Last Updated: August 26, 2020

10 Comments

  1. Why didn’t they just hire an ugly actor for the job?
    Ya know, this world really is so bad. All the good looking actors take the jobs that the ugly ones could have.
    How much money is wasted every year on prosthetics?!?

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      August 26, 2020 at 12:28

    • The D

      August 26, 2020 at 13:56

      Damn all this Fuglywashing in Hollywood today!

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    • Krabby Paddy

      August 26, 2020 at 15:04

      And you now want to take the people who do the prosthetics job away! 😉

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      • Original Heretic

        August 26, 2020 at 15:04

        Nah, they’ll totally still have jobs.
        Red carpet events.
        “Make them all look…better.”

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        • Krabby Paddy

          August 26, 2020 at 15:35

          Now you’re just making the plastic surgeons richer … Not that they actually make people look “better”.

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          • Original Heretic

            August 26, 2020 at 16:30

            Nah man, no plastic surgery. Merely prosthetics.
            It’ll set a new red carpet trend: completely unrecognisable actors.
            “Wow, you look so different in the movies!”
            “I’d like to thank my prosthetics artist…”

  2. Chris Summers

    August 26, 2020 at 13:23

    I look forward to watching this, but couldn’t they have fed Pattinson some protein shakes or something for the role, as he looks a bit of a wee little man here.

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    • MechMachine

      August 26, 2020 at 14:28

      Hey !!!!! Stop discrimination against all the wee men of the world.

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  3. CrAiGiSh

    August 26, 2020 at 14:28

    Almost looks like Val Kilmer.

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