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KingEuronIIIGreyjoy OP t1_jcg4i2o wrote

>”The Penguin” series at HBO Max has added Michael Zegen, James Madio, and Scott Cohen to its cast in recurring roles, Variety has learned exclusively.

>The three join a cast that includes series lead Colin Farrell, who will reprise the role of Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot from “The Batman, as well as Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, and Clancy Brown.

>HBO Max is not releasing character details for three new additions, but sources say that Zegen is set to play Alberto Falcone.

>Alberto is the son of Gotham City crime boss Carmine Falcone, who was played by John Turturro in “The Batman,” and the brother of Sofia Falcone, who will be played by Milioti in “The Penguin.” In the comics, Alberto takes credit for being the serial killer known as The Holiday Killer, who targets Gotham gangsters on a holiday each month.


[deleted] t1_jcg52gb wrote

What a sausage fest


AZAR0V t1_jcgc9ba wrote

I literally said that in my head as soon as I read the headline 💀


[deleted] t1_jcgd9te wrote

Can they cast at least one Latino


jez124 t1_jcgdszx wrote

is the show lesser for not having a member of each ethnic group from the world?

One of the main roles is actually latino though.Rhenzy Feliz(apparently a lead character too, will be interesting to see what his role is)


[deleted] t1_jcge6h9 wrote

Well if Gotham is in the United States, then I’d hope there would be more than one Latino.

Latinos are 19 percent of the population.

Does that feel like what movies and tv portray?

It’s important. Our shared culture as Americans is this art, yes including superhero spin off shows, and it feels like Latinos are left out.


Dangerous-Hawk16 t1_jchg205 wrote

Why do y’all do this? What does one Latino add to the show. There’s already one Latino an Afro Latino in the cast. But u wouldn’t know that because you really don’t give a shit about the show not just bs representation


[deleted] t1_jchgxh8 wrote


I care about it cause our movies don’t look like our people.


Codysseus7 t1_jch0esy wrote

You’re finally him. You’re the person. Everybody wonders who cares who plays what I’m shows. I’ve never met a person who ACTUALLY gave one half of a tenth of a single fuck. Like I just want the best actors playing the part. I’m very supportive of diversity but anything being shoehorned in just diminishes the product.


[deleted] t1_jch0oup wrote

As if friends of producers or casting directors aren’t “shoehorned” in

I bet this would be a huge problem if white males were in movies less


kenlasalle t1_jcg6fsw wrote

I don't understand why I would want to watch a villian's tv series. After all, no matter what he achieves, he's just going to get beaten by the Batman at some point, making the series kinda pointless, right?


The_Lone_Apple t1_jcga330 wrote

The villain takes on Gotham were the reason I watched that series. I liked Ben McKenzie quite a bit, but the villains were why I watched.


PsyGuy98 t1_jcgtywm wrote

Why would you ever watch a movie about Batman? You already know that no matter what the bad guys have in store for him, he is going to win and defeat the villains because he’s the hero. It makes the movie kinda pointless right?


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Mattyzooks t1_jck23ys wrote

Yep. You have a good handle on Penguin when he's done right.
Plus, I'll add, the general theme of Batman's early years is things just escalating and getting worse. Batman is gonna take a lot of wins but there are gonna be a lot of tradeoffs in the process that aren't necessarily beneficial for the city. The mob will fall but at least they had order. Penguin likes order and is one foot in the old mob way of things and one foot, reluctantly, in with the freaks.