Rhenzy Feliz is bracing for a life of crime…
The first footage from Matt Reeves’ Batman spinoff Max series The Penguin has been released, with the 25-year-old Dominican American actor popping up in the clip.
Colin Farrell reprises his Batman villain in this eight-episode DC Studios drama series that continues The Batman epic crime saga that filmmaker Reeves began with Warner Bros. Pictures’ $771 million-grossing global blockbuster last year.
The Batman, which repped Warner Bros’ return to full theatrical releases coming out of the pandemic last year, netted a profit of $177M.
The first footage of the series, which is in production, has the look of a dark Sopranos, with Farrell playing a full-on crime boss. He’s seen wooing a brunette over dinner, limping and climbing subway stairs and boldly shooting someone from his smoking chair (“You step out of line even once, I’ll gut you like a goddamn fish,” exclaims Penguin).
“You ask yourself, what kind of life do I want?” says the Penguin in a voice-over. “The world isn’t built for guys like us; that’s why we have to take what’s ours.”
In addition to Farrell and Feliz, the cast also includes Cristin Milioti, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Deirdre O’Connell, with Clancy Brown and Michael Zegen recurring.