As the dust settles in the world of DC, the biggest outstanding question is what will happen with Batman. Ben Affleck is returning to the role for a cameo in Aquaman 2, and a fairly major part in The Flash. The Flash will also feature Michael Keaton as a multiverse Batman. Keaton was also to appear in the now cancelled Batgirl movie.
So where doe this leave The Batman? The Matt Reeves’ movie did big money despite a mammoth run-time and COVID hangover. A sequel is in active development. Still also very much moving forward is something else from the same universe – The Penguin.
The series will expand upon the version of Gotham as presented in The Batman and now the female lead has been cast. Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother, The Resort, Made for Love) will play Sofia Falcone.
The character of Sofia Falcone first appeared in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s 1996 miniseries Batman: The Long Halloween as the daughter of crime lord Carmine Falcone. She returned for revenge in the sequel Batman: Dark Victory.
Loeb stated in an interview that he paralleled the Falcone family to that of the Corleone family, with Sofia’s temper matching that of Sonny Corleone.
Sofia Falcone also appeared in Gotham, portrayed by Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf).
In this iteration, Milioti will play the daughter of Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) asd featured in the movie. She will battle The Penguin (Colin Farrell) for control of the city following her father’s removal from power.
The Penguin is executive produced by Reeves, Farrell, Dylan Clark, Lauren LeFranc, and Craig Zobel. LeFranc will write and be showrunner, while Zobel directs the first two episodes.