HBO Original ‘The Penguin’ To Leave Big Footprints At San Diego Comic-Con

EXCLUSIVE: It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without The Penguin and the HBO Original series will be taking over San Diego Comic-Con from Thursday July 25 to Saturday July 27 with several experiences. The Penguin premieres on HBO and Max in September.

Among the stunts are a recreation of Gotham’s famed Iceberg Lounge, a Gotham Ice Truck as well as a Hall H panel on Saturday July 27 at 4:45pm with stars Colin Farrell (Oz Cobb aka The Penguin and EP – virtually), Cristin Milioti (Sofia Falcone), Rhenzy Feliz (Victor Aguilar), Matt Reeves (EP), Lauren LeFranc (showrunner and EP), and Dylan Clark (EP). In addition, the official trailer for the series will be released during the session, which will be moderated by Josh Horowitz, host of MTV and the Happy Sad Confused podcast.

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On the evenings of Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, Max, in partnership with Giant Spoon, will transform the Bloom Nightclub into Gotham’s famed Iceberg Lounge. Upon arrival at the immersive experience, attendees will enter the “Iceberg Descent,” created in partnership with BUCK and VT Pro Design, and navigate through the wreckage left by The Riddler at the end of Reeves’ The Batman film to reach the party deeper within. Fans can register on for an exclusive invitation to Gotham’s hottest nightclub, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also during the Thursday-Saturday stretch of Comic-Con, HBO is teaming with Map 360 collective and local San Diego establishments to serve up specialty cocktails, swag and chances to attend The Iceberg Lounge. Among those business participating are Gaslamp Pizza, The Butcher’s Cut, Osteria Panevino and Prohibition 1920. The Gotham Ice Truck, which will be in the Gaslamp district, will serve up free Slush Puppies with cups containing a QR code and a chance to receive an invitation to The Iceberg Lounge experience.

“We are incredibly excited to tap into the rich and passionate fanbase in San Diego this year by introducing them to our new series, The Penguin,” said Pia Barlow, Executive Vice President, Originals Marketing, HBO and Max. “With our in-world activations, fans will have the chance to engross themselves in the underground world of Oz Cobbs’s Gotham, picking up where we left off in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, as we look to generate excitement for the series premiering this September.”

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