The first look at the latest Batman film starring Twilight’s Robert Pattinson in the titular role was released this morning to the delight of fans everywhere, and though many came to see Edward Cullen transform into the Dark Night, it was another transformation entirely that really got people talking.
Alongside Pattinson, The Batman boasts an all-star cast including Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Colin Farrell, as Penguin.
Though the Irish star usually smoulders as a heartthrob in most films, this time around fans of Colin Farrell didn’t even recognise him in the brief glimpse at his take on Oswald ‘The Penguin’ Cobblepot.
The star’s face is completely distorted under heavy prosthetics, and a hefty weight gain has rendered him altogether unrecognisable.
Fans gobsmacked at ‘best makeup transformation’ to date
Fans of the franchise and the star took to social media to express their disbelief at the Hollywood hotties new look.
“I had to search the eyes to confirm this is, in fact, my man Colin Farrell,” one fan wrote.
Others pointed out that no matter how the film turns out, a best makeup Oscar could very well be on the horizon for the film’s crew.
“Bro how tf did The Batman makeup team take Colin Farrell [and] turn him into this guy,” another wondered. “I swear Penguin doesn't even look like him anymore... Guess they're winning some makeup awards for that one.”
“NO F***ING WAY. COLIN FARRELL?!” one absolutely baffled fan wrote. “Now *this* is how you do prosthetic makeup. Holy sh**, he is unrecognizable!”
“I’m shook...” another agreed. “Colin Farrell as the Penguin. Hands down best makeup transformation. I know who is winning an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling next year.”
Others couldn’t help but notice that the makeup was so transformative, he actually ended up looking more like character actor Richard Kind than anyone else.
“The Batman transformed Colin Farrell into Richard Kind and honestly that’s amazing,” one fan wrote.
Others could only sit back and enjoy the transformative power of DC’s makeup department.
“Colin Farrell as The Penguin in the new The Batman trailer,” one fan marvelled. ‘What a transformation,”
It’s not the first time a star has completely changed their look for a role.
Last year fans of Aussie star Russell Crowe were gobsmacked when he was spotted out and about while filming The Loudest Voice in the Room.
Russell played late Fox News chairman, 77-year-old Roger Ailes in the series and certainly had to transform for the role stacking on the pounds, shaving his head and leaving onlookers absolutely gobsmacked.