DeVito famously played the well-dressed villain – whose real name in the comic series is Oswald Cobblepot – opposite Michael Keaton in the 1992 movie Batman Returns.
Asked by Collider if he had any helpful tips for the Irish actor, who made his debut as The Penguin this weekend in the film’s first trailer, DeVito revealed, “I haven’t spoken to him since, but I’m really looking forward to it.”
The Matilda star said he has high hopes for Farrell’s rendition of the role, stating, “I think that no matter what, he’s going to be great because he’s a great actor.”
“The only thing he has to worry about is that Oswald Cobblepot will show up at his house,” DeVito joked before adding his signature Penguin grunt.
Farrell made headlines when the first trailer for The Batman dropped on Sunday (23 August). Fans were shocked to see the 44-year-old's dramatic transformation.
The In Bruges star looked completely unrecognisable with the help of prosthetics. One Twitter user wrote, “Wait is Twitter messing with me or is this really Colin Farrell as Penguin in the Batman trailer?”
The trailer also gave fans a closer look at Robert Pattinson in the titular role, as well as Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman. Actors John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard and Andy Serkis will also star in the highly anticipated movie.
Due to pandemic-related delays, The Batman will be released in October 2021.
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