Colin Farrell is unrecognisable during Batman filming with Robert Pattinson

Batman filming - Liverpool

Colin Farrell looked unrecognisable as he joined Robert Pattinson to film The Batman in Liverpool.

The actor sported heavy prosthetics to take on the role of the comic book villain.

He could also be seen having his make-up touched up during filming for the blockbuster.

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Colin Farrell has makeup put on during the filming of The Batman taking place in Liverpool.
Colin Farrell (centre left) during the filming of The Batman taking place in Liverpool.
Colin Farrell has makeup put on during the filming of The Batman taking place in Liverpool.
Colin Farrell during the filming of The Batman taking place in Liverpool.
Colin Farrell during the filming of The Batman taking place in Liverpool.
Actor Robert Pattinson (centre) on the set of The Batman in Liverpool wearing a coat which has been painted with the Riddler question mark.
The film set of The Batman in Liverpool.
Colin Farrell, centre, who plays the Penguin, is seen alongside star Robert Pattinson, second left, during filming of "The Batman" at St. George's Hall in Liverpool's city center, England, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. The production had a break in filming after the star of the movie Robert Pattinson reportedly testing positive for the virus last month. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: British actor Robert Pattinson pictured during filming of The Batman movie which is taking place outside St. George"u2019s Hall, on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. The Batman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a reboot of the Batman film franchise directed by Matt Reeves. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: British actor Robert Pattinson pictured during filming of The Batman movie which is taking place outside St. George"u2019s Hall, on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. The Batman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a reboot of the Batman film franchise directed by Matt Reeves. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Actors and extras pictured during filming of The Batman movie which is taking place this week outside St. George's Hall on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Filming for the reboot film in the Batman series, directed by Matt Reeves, began in January 2020 but was put on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It is now due for release in 2020 with Robert Pattinson playing Batman. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: British actor Robert Pattinson pictured during filming of The Batman movie which is taking place this week outside St. George's Hall on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Filming for the reboot film in the Batman series, directed by Matt Reeves, began in January 2020 but was put on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It is now due for release in 2020 with Robert Pattinson playing Batman. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Irish actor Colin Farrell pictured outside St. George's Hall, during filming of The Batman movie which commences this week in Liverpool, England. Filming for the reboot film in the Batman series, directed by Matt Reeves, began in January 2020 but was put on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It is now due for release in 2020 with Robert Pattinson playing Batman. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: A member of the production crew wearing a face mask outside St. George's Hall, during filming of The Batman movie which commences this week in Liverpool, England. Filming for the reboot film in the Batman series, directed by Matt Reeves, began in January 2020 but was put on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It is now due for release in 2020 with Robert Pattinson playing Batman. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Getty Images)
Robert Pattinson's body double during filming of The Batman outside St George's Hall in Liverpool. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Robert Pattinson during filming of The Batman outside St George's Hall in Liverpool. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Robert Pattinson during the filming of The Batman taking place in Liverpool.
Robert Pattinson during the filming of The Batman taking place in Liverpool.
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Farrell appeared to be wearing a wig with a receding hairline, as well as a false nose and scars on his cheek.

He was dressed in a dark suit and leather coat as he filmed scenes with Pattinson as Bruce Wayne and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone.

Farrell could also be seen using a clear face shield in between takes, as extras and members of the crew wore face coverings.

Production on the film began in Glasgow earlier this year, but was halted due to the pandemic.

It resumed months later but was suspended again as a precaution against coronavirus.

Filming continues in Liverpool after the Prime Minister launched the three-tier system of local alert levels for England on Monday, with the Liverpool city region placed in the most serious "very high" risk category from Wednesday.

A Liverpool City Council spokeswoman told the PA news agency: "The new restrictions in Liverpool do not currently impact on filming in the city region.

"The Film Office is working closely with every single production to ensure Covid-safe measures are in place and are being adhered to in accordance with rigorous industry protocols."

The Batman, which is directed by Matt Reeves, will see Pattinson, 34, follow in the footsteps of actors including Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton and George Clooney in playing the Dark Knight.

The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City's police chief Commissioner Gordon.

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