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Colin Farrell's dramatic transformation into Batman villain The Penguin takes almost three hours, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The star was pictured arriving to the New York on set around 8am on Tuesday and after undergoing a hair, make-up and prosthetics overhaul, he emerged just before noon.
The 46-year-old Irish actor was covered up by layers of prosthetics to help him achieve the look of Oswald 'Oz' Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin.
He is taking a standalone series about the comic crime figure to HBO Max, even as the service has canceled some of its other DC Comics shows.
Farrell appeared to be filming a crowd scene on Tuesday, and he was seen followed by a bevy of other actors.
The actor — who recently lost out on the Best Actor Oscar to Brendan Fraser — was costumed in a classy single-button plaid charcoal suit.
Three hour transformation: Colin Farrell arrived on set of his upcoming Batman spinoff series The Penguin on Tuesday in casual gear around 8am. Almost three hours later he emerged in character
Unrecognizable: The 46-year-old Irish actor was covered up by layers of prosthetics to help him achieve the look of Oswald 'Oz' Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin
He wore a short black tie with the look and covered up with a cool-looking black leather overcoat with wide lapels.
He channeled classic Hollywood gangsters with a pair of shiny black leather shoes with charcoal spats.
Earlier in the day, Colin was seen without his prosthetics on set. He kept things casual with a gray V-neck T-shirt and navy sweatpants, along with black-and-white Adidas slide sandals.
The Lobster star wore his short dark hair swept up in spikes, but it appeared to have been completely covered up once he sat through hours of prosthetic work.
Colin's thick head of hair was replaced by a balding pate with thin strands of receding hair swept back.
The new look completely swallowed up his natural features, which were replaced by a more hooked nose, several deep facial scars and a doughier chin.
He also appeared to have padding on his body that was hidden by his suit, which gave him a more heavyset appearance, though his version of The Penguin is slimmer than some past portrayals and illustrations of the character in many Batman comics.
Colin's true identity was likely unknown to many people who saw him in the critically acclaimed blockbuster The Batman, in which he starred opposite Robert Pattinson, who played a younger, more inexperienced version of the title hero.
The prosthetics didn't appear to stop him from doing any of his usual activities, and he was spotted taking a puff from a red vape device during some downtime at the top of a set of steps.
He removed his suit