The Batman is expected to return from a COVID19 production hiatus any day now as restrictions are lifted. It seems Colin Farrell may have dropped a tiny hint that confirms another rumor.

In an interview with GMA News, the man behind a the Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot, confirmed he only had a few scenes. Colin Farrell revealed:

“I had only started it and I can’t wait to get back. The creation of it, the aesthetic of the character, has been fun and I really am so excited to get back and explore it.

And I haven’t got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can’t wait to get back. Yeah, I totally feel like it is something that I have not had the opportunity to explore before. It feels original and fun. But I am only at the start of the journey so I can’t wait to get back and really get into it.”

If he, and a number of other members of Batman’s rogues gallery, are used in this way then does this confirm the rumor that the Matt Reeves movie really is taking its inspiration from The Long Halloween?

The leaks seem to say this is definitely a noir style adventure that will highlight Batman’s detective skills. In the comic, which is also noir and detective focussed, Batman hunts for a serial killer.  A large number of the rogues appear but almost all of them are cameos that Batman encounters as he closes in on the killer.

The film cast is complete with Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, John Turturro as crime boss Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson, and newcomer Jayme Lawson as a mayoral candidate named Bella Real.

The Batman is currently holding a release date of October 1st 2021. We will see if the delays cause that to slip.