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Danny DeVito visits the #IMDboat At San Diego Comic-Con 2022: Day Two on The IMDb Yacht on July 22, 2022 in San Diego, California. Colin Farrell attends "The Batman" World Premiere on March 01, 2022 in New York City.

It’s the battle of the Penguins and Danny DeVito is declaring that his version of The Penguin was superior to Colin Farrell’s in this year’s The Batman.

Taking a lie detector test for an interview with Vanity Fair, DeVito, who played Penguin aka Oswald Cobblepot in Tim Burton’s 1992 Batman Returns, was shown a photo of Farrell and was asked, “What about this Penguin?”

Farrell donned heavy prosthetics that took four hours to apply in order to transform himself into the heavyset Gotham criminal, the actor revealed during a March appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Farrell is also set to reprise the role in a forthcoming miniseries.

DeVito, 77, asked the publication, “Who, Colin?” before adding, “I love Colin. He’s a terrific guy. My Penguin was better.”  DeVito then looked over to the person administering the lie detector test and asked for some clarification. “Was that the truth? It most certainly was,” he said. “In my opinion.”

Though DeVito’s Penguin was killed off at the end of Batman Returns, Michael Keaton is set to reprise his role of Bruce Wayne in the forthcoming film The Flash.

See who folks on Twitter believe to be the better Penguin below:

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  • The King

  • He Was Right!

  • Ya Got A Point

  • Favorite Batman Villain

  • Disagree With This

  • Prefer Farrell's Version

  • Not The Design

  • Hated Your Version

  • Greatest Penguin Ever

  • God Level Penguin

  • Epic Role

  • Better Than Literally Everything