Colin Farrell has said that he "can't wait to get back" on The Batman set and "really get into it".

The 43-year-old Dublin actor will play the role of The Penguin in the upcoming superhero flick, and while production has been halted due to Covid-19, Farrell says he is looking forward to filming resuming.

Speaking to GMA News, Farrell 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.

''I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can't wait to get back."

''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 my journey so I can't wait to get back and really get into it," he added.

Farrell admits it was ''exciting'' to play the iconic villain having been a fan of Batman since watching Adam West play the Caped Crusader in the popular 1960s TV series.

''It's all exciting. To be a part of that universe and there are certain words that are part of my internal lexicon: Gotham City, Penguin, Joker, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent, all these things.

''I watched the Adam West TV show growing up. So Batman as a kid, yes very much, not in comic book form but the TV show I watched ardently when I was a child. And then in my teens I saw (Tim) Burton's version and I loved it.

''And then obviously I was a huge fan of what Christopher 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 folklore, that mythology, is again really cool.''

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