Frozen and Broadway star Josh Gad has been campaigning to play the role since January, although this doesn't confirm its officially happening. Good Knight pic. Reeves has stated that his take on Bruce Wayne's story would take the billionaire back to his detective roots, something that we haven't seen as much of on the big screen. The comics have a history of that. Nothing is official yet, but The Batman has been all over the news since Robert Pattinson was announced as the frontrunner to play the hero.
We'll most likely get confirmation soon as production on the movie is set to begin this summer. The movie is slated for a release. Where the comic version had varied between a full head of hair and varying degrees of thinning, this Penguin was bald, with his remaining length of hair long and stringy. Instead of a tuxedo, he wore a more Gothic, Victorian-style outfit, with a jabot as opposed to a bowtie.
Other instances show him in black boots, a bib-like cloth around his neck, and something akin to a child's blanket sleeper, or the old long john-style underwear of the s. One visual aspect that remained fairly intact in this re-imagining was the familiar top hat. Another new touch was his large yellow duck vehicle, which had the triple functionality of being a boat, a car, and an elevator-like lift.
In stark contrast of his comic book incarnation, this version of Penguin is a tragic but mentally unstable, petty, vindictive, murderous, depraved, bitter, and somewhat animalistic sociopath who even developed signs of homicidal tendencies as a baby. He is also shown to has manchild-like qualities tendency to throwing a huge tantrum, wearing a dib over his pajamas while in his lair, having a mobile-like umbrella with pastel children's squeeze toys hanging from it in his possession, and a modified duck boat as his primary means of transportation due to lack of actual parental figure in his early life, given that those who raised him are his penguin pets and his handlers in Red Triangle Circus.
Through his schemes to get his revenge on entire Gotham City for his sad upbringing, Penguin is shown to intelligent enough to manipulate others to get what he wanted; he successfully conspired with Max Shreck to stage his act of heroism in saving a mayor's infant child from his own gang members and later, using his own feeling of loneliness to make his speeches about being abandoned by his parents more convincing in order to gain the citizens' sympathy. The only one who is not convinced by his ruse is Bruce Wayne, who correctly deduced that Penguin is actually up to no good, which was later confirmed through him ordering his gang to hack his Batmobile in order to frame the Dark Knight.
After Batman exposed his true colors through botching his speech when he's about to become the city's new mayor, the humiliated Penguin ultimately snapped, and is forced to advance his original plans against the citizens of Gotham. To add an insult to his injury, Batman foiled his plan time and time again, and visibly devastated upon seeing that the Dark Knight has Albert turned his army of missile-armed penguins whom he treated as his family against him. Around Christmas time in Gotham City, the aristocratic Cobblepots gave birth to a baby boy.
Because the child was hideously deformed, they locked him in a black box, where he showed his first sign of homicidal tendencies when he attacked and possibly killed the family cat.
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Disgusted, they dropped their vicious baby in the sewers. Not much is known of his early life from then on, 30 years later, except that he runs off to join the Red Triangle Circus. The circus's two week stay was put to an end early because while guests were at the circus, their children went missing.
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One of the freak-show performers vanished before he could be questioned, some say that it was the Aquatic Bird Boy who would have by this time have been nicknamed The Penguin by his fellow freaks. The Penguin then retreats to the now abandoned Gotham City Zoo, in order to hide from the police. This is where his nickname is put to use rather literally. He goes back to the arctic World exhibit. Somehow, he was able to track down fellow members of the circus and they formed the Red Triangle Gang.
The Penguin runs around the Gotham City sewers because there is an accesses way from the arctic world exhibit the same way he floated in when he was a year old.
He uses a duck vehicle from a skyride at the zoo to get around the sewers easily. This brings us to Christmas in Gotham City, when the Penguin is 33 years of age. Millionaire businessman Maximillian Shreck is kidnapped by the Red Triangles and is brought to their leader, a short, deformed man known as "The Penguin" at his secret hideout.
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Penguin blackmails Shreck with incriminating evidence of his many crimes, such as the toxic waste from his clean textile plant, documents that proved that Shreck owns a few firetraps in Gotham, and his murdered partner Fred Atkins' hand. This prompted Schreck to agree in helping Penguin find out his true identity and his parents. Shreck arranges for the Penguin to rescue the mayor's infant child from his own gang members. The plan works, and Penguin becomes a hero to all, with the exception of a suspicious Bruce Wayne Batman's alter-ego. After finding out his original birth name of Oswald Cobblepot as well as the names of Gotham's first born sons , Penguin eventually wins the approval of citizens of Gotham and, after being persuaded by Shreck to do so, intends to run for Mayor.
After he encounters Batman and Catwoman while taking a walk around his future constituency at night, Penguin is contacted by Catwoman the following day, who notes that she and Penguin share a hatred for Batman. Although Penguin states that he is already planning to sabotage the Batmobile, Catwoman notes that Batman would have more power as a martyr, and the only way to truly destroy him would be to frame him and turn him into one of the villains that he despises.
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Catwoman thought that the Penguin was there to help her, but all he cared about was returning to Gotham and revenge. When the subsequent plan is put into action, Batman is framed for kidnapping and murder and finds himself trapped in the Batmobile under Penguin's remote control. However, Catwoman and Penguin's alliance falls apart when she rebuffs a sexual advance from him, and Penguin tries to kill Catwoman himself, although she successfully escapes with the use of his air bound umbrella before accidentally letting go and falling into a greenhouse, but she once again miraculously survives the attempt, counting as her third of nine lives.
The Penguin's campaign to oust the current mayor is quickly destroyed when Bruce Wayne plays selected comments he made insulting the people of Gotham while controlling the Batmobile at one of Penguin's speeches, the most prominent phrase being, "You've got to admit, I played this stinking city like a harp from hell! But Penguin flees into the sewers, and reveals his original plan: to kidnap and kill the first-born children of Gotham's most prominent families in revenge comparable to the Pharaoh killing the first-born hebrew babies in the beginning of the Book of Exodus in the Bible.
Bruce meets Selina at a ball hosted by Shreck, where she reveals to him her intentions to kill Shreck. While dancing, the two subsequently discover the other's secret identity, but before they can leave to discuss this development, Penguin storms the hall with a shout of "You didn't invite me, so I crashed! Max successfully pleads with Penguin to take him instead. Batman attacks Penguin's Red Triangle Circus goons and puts a stop to the kidnappings.