A recently revealed exclusive Funko Pop! multipack from The Batman shows Colin Farrell’s Penguin with his iconic comic book umbrella weapon. Farrell is unrecognizable as the Gotham City crime boss in Matt Reeves’ take on the Caped Crusader. Farrell stars in the film alongside Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis.
Appearing completely transformed, Farrell plays mid-level mob boss Oswald Cobblepott, a rising figure in Gotham’s criminal underworld destined to become an essential part of Batman’s (Pattinson) rogues gallery. Though he is usually depicted as a leading figure in Gotham’s structure of power, Farrell’s Penguin is just as new as the Dark Knight in Reeves’ film. As such, both Reeves and Farrell have compared Cobblepot to Fredo Corleone in The Godfather, describing him as a man with unfulfilled ambition he has yet to act upon due to his circumstances. With Farrell’s Penguin taking part in car chases and facing off with Batman, the character is shaping up to be a key player in Reeves’ Gotham, and a newly revealed Funko Pop! has teased the inclusion of one of the crime boss’ iconic tools.
Listed on Walmart.com, the retailer will be offering an exclusive Funko Pop! multipack titled “Funko Pop! Heroes: The Batman – The Batman 4PK,” which will feature the film’s costumed hero and villains. The set includes Funko Pop! figures of Batman, Selina Kyle (Kravitz), the Riddler (Dano), and the Penguin. Each character is given a unique pose, with Farrell’s Penguin holding his iconic umbrella that he’s wielded since his first appearance in “Detective Comics #58” in 1941. Check out the figure and the multipack below:
Farrell’s Penguin promises to capture the character’s comic look, as alongside the actor’s impressive makeup, the character is dressed in a tuxedo with a striking purple and black checkered jacket, evoking the character’s classic color scheme. The striking costume is a far cry from the outfit seen in much of the film’s promotional material, where Farrell’s Penguin is dressed in a more monochromatic suit with a black leather duster coat. The coated look has been featured in most of the merchandise of the character, such as in Funko Pops and the character’s Minifigure in LEGO’s The Batman line.
With Reeves’ The Batman promising to be more grounded in reality, from Pattinson’s Batmobile to the Riddler’s Zodiac Killer inspirations, fans were likely expecting the Penguin’s iconic weapon to be omitted. However, with the reveal of the character’s Funko Pop!, it appears that the director will indeed pay homage to Cobblepott’s hidden weapon. Though it’s currently unknown how elaborate Penguin’s umbrella will be in The Batman, the item helps Farrell’s portrayal perfectly capture fans’ ideal image of the character.
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