Colin Farrell looks unrecognisable as he continues filming The Batman spin-off The Penguin in New York City

Colin Farrell looked unrecognisable on Wednesday as he continued filming The Batman spin-off entitled The Penguin in New York City.

The Irish actor, 47, sported a very realistic balding wig, a hairy chest and an unbuttoned light grey shirt with a dark grey waistcoat to play the series’ disfigured eponymous character. 

Colin kept warm in a large matching grey coat which reached below his knees and featured a faux-fur lining.

He wore a chunky gold bracelet and gaudy rings, finishing his look with black trousers and smart shoes, two months on from when he was last sighted on set.

Colin looked menacing as he walked across the rubble completely embodying the character of Penguin, real name Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot.

Colin as his usual dashing self in a suave black tuxedo at the 2023 Academy Awards which took place in Hollywood, California

Colin Farrell, 47, looked unrecognisable on Wednesday as he continued filming The Batman spin-off entitled The Penguin in New York City

The Irish actor sported a very realistic balding wig, a hairy chest and an unbuttoned light grey shirt with a dark grey waistcoat

The Irish actor sported a very realistic balding wig, a hairy chest and an unbuttoned light grey shirt with a dark grey waistcoat

The upcoming series is a spin-off of the 2022 film The Batman which starred Robert Pattison as the titular hero.

Colin’s Penguin originated in this film, and is the former chief lieutenant of crime boss Carmine Falcon (John Taturro).

The Batman is an origin story so Penguin is not yet the crime kingpin he is depicted to be in the comics, likewise Batman is not yet an experienced crime fighter.

Matt Reeeves, the film’s director, compared the character of Penguin to Fredo Corleone (John Cazale) from The Godfather (1972), due to ‘the insignificance that he lives within, in a family that is full of very strong, very bright, very capable, very violent men’.

As well as Colin, the series stars How I Met Your Mother’s Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Carmine, Penguin’s boss. 

The Penguin was first announced back in 2021 and is set one week after the events of The Batman. It is expected to air in late 2024.

Colin has another series due to air in 2024, sci-fi series Sugar, which is said to be ‘a genre-bending contemporary take on the private detective story set in Los Angeles’.

The actor’s last feature film roles came in 2022 when, as well as The Batman, he appeared in the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning black comedy-tragedy The Banshees of Inisherin. 

Colin kept warm in a large matching grey coat which reached below his knees and featured a faux-fur lining

Colin kept warm in a large matching grey coat which reached below his knees and featured a faux-fur lining.

Colin stood side-on and stared with an evil-looking expression, his arms by his sides as extras linger in the background

Colin then treated onlookers to a big thumbs up, his eyes shifting focus to something in the distance

Colin stood side-on and stared with an evil-looking expression, his arms by his sides as extras linger in the background

He wore a chunky gold bracelet and gaudy rings, finishing his look with black trousers and smart shoes

He wore a chunky gold bracelet and gaudy rings, finishing his look with black trousers and smart shoes

Colin looked menacing as he walked across the rubble completely embodying the character of Penguin, real name Oswald 'Oz' Cobblepot

Colin looked menacing as he walked across the rubble completely embodying the character of Penguin, real name Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot

Colin looked at the ground intently with another character while a member of the production team got ready to say action

Colin looked at the ground intently with another character while a member of the production team got ready to say action

Colin and the colleague continue to walk slowly through the rubble and smoke which have covered the cars on the set

Colin and the colleague continue to walk slowly through the rubble and smoke which have covered the cars on the set

Close up, he squints and snarls as he copes with the fumes, his clothes covered in dust from the debris

Close up, he squints and snarls as he copes with the fumes, his clothes covered in dust from the debris

One extra limps off in pain while another cowers in front of Colin, clearly terrified of the intimidating figure

One extra limps off in pain while another cowers in front of Colin, clearly terrified of the intimidating figure

Colin, an executive producer on the show, offers some pointers to the team, having a clear idea of how things should go

Colin, an executive producer on the show, offers some pointers to the team, having a clear idea of how things should go 

Colin looked taken aback as the character he had been walking with suddenly whipped towards him, something clearly on his mind

Colin looked taken aback as the character he had been walking with suddenly whipped towards him, something clearly on his mind

After saying his piece, the character cautiously walked away but Colin looked on threateningly after him

After saying his piece, the character cautiously walked away but Colin looked on threateningly after him 

The upcoming series is a spin-off of the 2022 film The Batman which starred Robert Pattison as the titular hero

The upcoming series is a spin-off of the 2022 film The Batman which starred Robert Pattison as the titular hero

Colin's Penguin originated in this film, and is the former chief lieutenant of crime boss Carmine Falcon (John Taturro)

Colin’s Penguin originated in this film, and is the former chief lieutenant of crime boss Carmine Falcon (John Taturro)

The Penguin was first announced back in 2021 and is set one week after the events of The Batman. A release date has not been confirmed but is expected to be late 2024

The Penguin was first announced back in 2021 and is set one week after the events of The Batman. A release date has not been confirmed but is expected to be late 2024

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