The Penguin: Cristin Milioti Joins The Batman Spinoff
Published 3 months ago
We may have to wait until 2025 to watch the next Batman movie, but we are getting some spinoffs focused on other characters in Gotham. One series stars Colin Farrell reprising the Penguin, and now they’ve announced a new series cast member.
Variety reports that Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother, Made for Love) has been cast as Sofia Falcone in The Penguin series. Sofia is the daughter of Carmine Falcone (John Turturo) from the first movie, and with her father dying in the film, it’s possible that it could be Sofia’s turn to take over.
No details have been revealed about the series, but some suspect that we could watch the Penguin’s rise to power in the crime world, establishing him as a bigger threat in the Batman sequel. When we first meet Oz Cobblepot, he’s more of just Falcone’s lieutenant; but with Falcone gone, it’s implied that there will be a power vacuum with anyone trying to take what they can.
The last live-action Penguin we got, Danny DeVito, was more focused on the character’s deformity, and was kind of animalistic and wild. Farrell’s Penguin, on the other hand, is written like a modern mob character—evoking some Tony Soprano from The Sopranos. It’s even great how he manages to be a source of comic relief when Batman comes to interrogate him.
With Penguin in the spotlight, hopefully we can see some other Batman rogues show up in the series as low-level thugs. Who knows, maybe Robert Pattinson can make a cameo in one episode?
No release date has been announced for the Penguin spinoff, but hopefully we get the premiere sometime in 2023.