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Colin Farrell looks unrecognizable as he transforms into the vicious penguin for Batman filming


Colin Farrell looked unrecognizable when he turned himself into the vicious penguin for the Batman filming with Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz at St. George & # 39; s Hall in Liverpool on Monday.

The 44-year-old Irish actor was worlds away from his usual handsome features when he wore heavy dentures and makeup on his face for the iconic role in DC Comics.

Colin also put on a thinning wig to transform into his vicious character, Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin, for the day of shooting.

Impressive! Colin Farrell looked unrecognizable when he turned himself into the vicious penguin for Batman filming with Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz at St. George's Hall in Liverpool on Monday

His look was rounded off by a black pants suit with a tweed pattern, a purple shirt, a black tie and a leather trench coat.

Colin held an umbrella and looked menacing as he filmed during a funeral scene at St George & # 39; s Hall in Liverpool, which doubles for Gotham Hall.

The Irish heartthrob was spotted shooting with Robert, 34, and Zoe, 31, in the iconic location where they transformed into their characters – Bruce Wayne / Batman and Catwoman – for the day.

Robert cut a neat figure in a black suit, he wore a chic wool coat and his dark curls were parted to the side.

Unrecognizable: The 44-year-old Irish actor was worlds away from his usual handsome features when he wore heavy prostheses and make-up on his face for the iconic role in DC Comics (pictured).

As always: Colin pictured in 2019

Unrecognizable: The 44-year-old Irish actor was a world away from his usual handsome features, right, as he wore heavy prostheses and makeup for the iconic DC Comics role, left

Transformation: Colin also put on a thinning wig to transform into his vicious character Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin for the day of shooting (pictured with Robert and Zoe).

Transformation: Colin also put on a thinning wig to transform into his vicious character Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin for the day of shooting (pictured with Robert and Zoe).

Meanwhile, Zoe looked sensational in a black leather coat dress, combined with a fascinator and wore a pair of classy knee-high black leather boots with laces.

The actress further turned up the heat with a pair of fishnet stockings and sported her auburn locks in a sleek shoulder-length blowout, while her makeup included smoky eye shadow and nude pink lipstick.

It was revealed on Wednesday that filming of the highly anticipated film had begun after the cinema's release date was postponed to 2022 due to fears over the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Warner Bros. delivery vans were discovered in the city center as workers hauled props into St. George & # 39; s Hall.

Threatening! Colin held an umbrella and looked menacing as he filmed during a funeral scene at St George & # 39; s Hall in Liverpool, which doubles for Gotham Hall

Nice: Colin pictured in 2018

Threatening! Colin held an umbrella and looked threatening as he filmed during a funeral scene at St George & # 39; s Hall in Liverpool, which doubles for Gotham Hall (pictured left and 2018 right).

Character: To complement his look, he wore a black tweed pant suit, purple shirt, black tie, and leather trench coat (pictured with Robert).

In character: He completed his look, wearing a black tweed pant suit, purple shirt, black tie, and leather trench coat (pictured with Robert).

Meow! Zoe looked sensational in a black leather coat dress combined with a fascinator and wore a pair of classy, ​​knee-high black leather boots for her role as Catwoman

Meow! Zoe looked sensational in a black leather coat dress combined with a fascinator and classy knee-high black leather lace-up boots for her role as Catwoman

Filming for the £ 100 million film is expected to take about a week. Around 100 actors and crew members adhere to strict quarantine rules.

Over the years, several actors have played the role of the penguin. Burgess Meredith, who died in 1997 at the age of 89, played penguin in the live-action TV series Batman from 1966 to 1968.

Danny DeVito, 75, stepped into the role of the film Batman Returns in 1992.

Richard Lord Taylor, 42, played Penguin in the action crime TV series Gotham from 2014 to 2019.

Fans got their first glimpse of Colin as a penguin in August after the first official trailer premiered at the DC FanDome virtual convention.

One look: Robert cut an elegant figure in a black suit, he wore an elegant wool coat and his dark locks were designed to part the sides for his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman

One look: Robert cut an elegant figure in a black suit, he wore an elegant wool coat and his dark locks were designed to part the sides for his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman

... and action! It was revealed on Wednesday that filming for the highly anticipated film had begun after the cinema's release date was postponed to 2022 amid fears over the novel coronavirus pandemic

… and action! It was revealed on Wednesday that filming for the highly anticipated film had begun after the cinema's release date was postponed to 2022 amid fears over the novel coronavirus pandemic

And while many fans marveled at director Matt Reeves' interpretation of the iconic comic book franchise with a dark, gritty appearance and menacing tone, others couldn't stop praising Colin's transformation into the penguin with prostheses and makeup.

Before moving to Liverpool to shoot for the blockbuster, production workers worked in the relatively low risk COVID-19 area in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

A source told MailOnline: “Quite a few of us are surprised, to say the least, that around 100 people at a film studio in Hertfordshire are being asked to go to a high risk area in the North West.

'However, to be fair to the production company, they are testing for coronavirus.

“We were told it was all work, food and sleep. We even have to eat alone in our hotel rooms. Even though it's a Hollywood movie, it's not exactly glamorous. & # 39;

Exciting: The filming of the £ 100 million film is expected to take about a week. Around 100 actors and crew members adhere to strict quarantine rules

Exciting: The filming of the £ 100 million film is expected to take about a week. Around 100 actors and crew members adhere to strict quarantine rules

First look: The fans got their first glimpse of Colin as a penguin in August after the first official trailer premiered at the virtual DC FanDome convention

First look: The fans got their first glimpse of Colin as a penguin in August after the first official trailer premiered at the virtual DC FanDome convention

Studio workers were seen setting up the set in St. George & # 39; s Hall, which will also double as Gotham City Hall, on Wednesday.

There was a sign saying "City Hall" at the entrance to St. George's, and an old-fashioned red and white car was parked nearby.

One worker said at the time, “Right now it's just preparatory work. We haven't seen Robert Pattinson or anyone else, but it will start very soon. & # 39;

The Batman is the latest blockbuster to be delayed due to the coronavirus, raising new doubts about the future of hundreds of UK cinemas.

Last Monday, Warner Brothers said it would postpone the release of the superhero epic starring Twilight actor Robert Pattinson from October 2021 to spring 2022.

OG Penguin: Burgess Meredith, who died in 1997 at the age of 89, played Penguin in the live-action TV series Batman from 1966 to 1968

OG Penguin: Burgess Meredith, who died in 1997 at the age of 89, played Penguin in the live-action TV series Batman from 1966 to 1968

It was also revealed that the science fiction film Dune was postponed from December to October next year. Cinemas are now facing an existential threat from a large-scale release drought.

On Monday, Cineworld closed all 128 UK cinemas, putting 5,500 jobs at risk, until spring was postponed following the release of the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die.

Odeon has announced that it will only open 30 out of 120 locations over the weekend. Social distancing and people's fear of contracting the virus keep most of the viewers at home.

Tenet, directed by Christopher Nolan, cost $ 300 million (£ 228 million) – much less than its previous film Dunkirk, which cost £ 400 million.

The subdued response startled executives and triggered a number of shifts.

Past Penguins: Danny DeVito, 75, stepped into the role of the film Batman Returns in 1992

Past Penguins: Danny DeVito, 75, stepped into the role of the film Batman Returns in 1992

The Batman was forced to postpone filming last month when his lead actor contracted coronavirus, parts of which were due to be filmed in Liverpool.

A source told MailOnline: "Today is the first day the main production unit is filming again and there doesn't seem to be any other issues at the moment."

Meanwhile, a Warner Bros. Pictures spokesperson confirmed: "Following an interruption in COVID 19 quarantine, filming of The Batman has resumed in the UK."

The source added that a significant portion of the film was supposed to be shot in Liverpool but filming had been canceled and rearranged several times due to the coronavirus, postponing the completion date for the project even further.

Liverpool will play a major role in The Batman, as American filmmaker Matt Reeves, who directs the upcoming superhero film, was recently revealed at the DC FanDome, a virtual meeting of DC Comics and Warner Bros.

Modern setting: Richard Lord Taylor, 42, played Penguin on the action crime TV series Gotham from 2014 to 2019

Modern setting: Richard Lord Taylor, 42, played Penguin on the action crime TV series Gotham from 2014 to 2019

During an interview, he confirmed that Liverpool would be the backbone of Gotham City as the remaining 75 percent of the film is being shot.

In September, MailOnline announced that the production team was working around the clock filming scenes without Robert after signing COVID-19 and being forced to self-isolate for two weeks.

The Hollywood actor who was believed to have turned up on set with a temperature was forced to stay away from filming for 14 days while he recovered.

It came out of fear that if the film's director, Reeves, tries to film as much as possible at the Warner Bros. studio in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, without filming the lead man, it could cost up to £ 5 million to stop production.

Each of the 130-strong crew who had no direct contact with Pattinson were asked to return to work, and the prepared sets were moved from Studio G to another studio.

"Anything that can be shot that does not affect Pattinson will now continue," an insider told MailOnline.

& # 39; That includes scenes with his body twice. The goal is to get as much done as possible before he comes back and the hope is that none of the other actors get the virus.

& # 39; Crew can be replaced as most are freelance and hired for the duration of the filming. However, it would be disastrous if another lead actor got the virus.

After: Farrell looks unrecognizable as the legendary villain Penguin in a scene where he scowls in the rain

Movie Spells: And while many fans marveled at director Matt Reeves' interpretation of the iconic comic book franchise with a dark, gritty appearance and menacing tone, others couldn't stop praising Colin's transformation into the penguin with prostheses and makeup

"The production staff work around the clock to get things moving and to make some filming possible."

MailOnline revealed how The Batman fell into chaos after Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19.

He had arrived at the studio and told the nurse on set that he had an "elevated temperature".

An electronic temperature test that followed meant he was sent home and asked to undergo a test for the virus.

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