The Batman Concept Art Reveals Penguin Almost Wore a Mustard Yellow Suit

Adam Brockbank unveils yet another piece of unused The Batman concept art, in which Colin Farrell’s Penguin wears a mustard yellow suit.

Concept art for the batter reveals another look for the Penguin, in which Colin Farrell has much less makeup and wears a mustard yellow suit. Matt Reeves’ latest take on the titular DC Comics character was released in March and sparked a lot of excitement thanks to its dark tone. As a detective, noir thriller, the film harks back to Batman: the animated seriesthe Arkham video games and comics like Batman: the first year in a way fans haven’t seen before. the batter follows Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne in his second year as “Vengeance”, as he tracks down a mysterious serial killer in the Riddler (Paul Dano). The cast also includes Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright’s Lieutenant James Gordon, Andy Serkis’ Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone and Farrell’s Penguin.


Fans of the comics are familiar with Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot’s character, known as the Penguin, one of the most enduring members of Batman’s villainous gallery. The Gotham City mobster and owner of the Iceberg Lounge – usually depicted as a short, fat man with a long nose – is often seen wearing a tuxedo, monocle, and a variety of weaponized umbrellas. While previous live-action iterations of the Penguin, most notably Danny Devito’s in Tim Burton’s Batman returns (1992), have exaggerated, Farrell’s performance in the batter is a grounded – who sees him wearing a bodysuit, sees hours of prosthetic makeup, and becomes virtually unrecognizable. While several artists release concept art for the batterit has become apparent that the Penguin’s appearance certainly did not come about overnight.

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Film concept and comic artist Adam Brockbank recently took to Instagram to share another piece of concept art for the batter† This new piece sees Farrell without prosthetic makeup and wearing a mustard yellow suit. Check it out below:

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The release of other concept art online and via The art of the Batman has suggested that Farrell might have originally played a less distorted, slimmer version of his character. Leading up to the release of the batterFarrell and Reeves revealed that their Penguin takes emotional inspiration from John Cazale’s Fredo in the godfather, and his look might reflect that. However, this departure from an “ugly” version of the character would probably have proved less faithful. Therefore, the batter takes the Hollywood trend to take attractive, affordable stars in makeup to the next level.

The yellow image, drawn by Brockbank, conveys the feeling of the same eccentric foot soldier of Carmine Falcone well, but it is very different from what appeared on screen. Farrell’s character in the batter is a standout, and its appearance is facilitated by a look that clearly took a long time to get right. Now the Penguin will next appear in an HBO Max spin-off that will chart his rise to power ala Tony Montana Scarface† The next time he’s seen on the big screen, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with who won’t mind wearing a mustard yellow suit.

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Source: Adam Brockbank/Instagram

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