Colin Farrell has been cast as The Penguin in new movie, The Batman. And Colin Farrell has revealed he can’t wait to get back to filming on the hotly anticipated next chapter in the iconic franchise, once lockdown ends.

The In Bruges actor, 43, stars alongside Robert Pattinson in the titular role, Andy Serkis and Zoe Kravitz. He told the GMA News Network: ”It’s all exciting. To be a part of that universe and just there are certain words that are part of my internal lexicon: Gotham City, Penguin, Joker, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent, all these things.

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The Gentleman actor also discussed his admiration for director Christopher Nolan (who directed The Dark Knight).   

He said: ”Obviously I was a huge fan of what Chris Nolan did with that world and how he brought it back to life and gave it an immediacy and a contemporary significance so just to be part of that mythology is again really cool.

Talking about how he is yearning to get back to filming he said: ”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, it feels original and fun.”

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While discussing the coronavirus lockdown Colin revealed that he had to spend two weeks at home alone while his two children Henry Tadeusz, 10, and James Padraig, 16, were with their mothers. He said that what he noticed most was the absence of touch and realised that human touch was a sign of tenderness and affection.