Barry Keoghan, who played the Joker in Matt Reeves’ the batter, talks about his future plans for the villainous role. After Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, starring Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker, Reeves’ take on the classic DC hero with Robert Pattinson as the titular character. Released earlier this year, the batter other famous characters in the Caped Crusader library, including James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot/The Penguin (Colin Farrell), and movie villain The Riddler ( Paul Dano).
At the end of the batter, once The Riddler is put away at Arkham State Hospital, the villain befriends the inmate in the cell next to his, known to be classic Batman franchise villain the Joker (Barry Keoghan). When a deleted the batter scene was released by Warner Bros., viewers were treated to an in-depth look at the latest take on the villain. Portrayed by Keoghan, who also starred in Eternals, in this last iteration, his face appeared to be heavily scarred, and he had a head of green hair peeking out. Despite this brief appearance, Keoghan’s small amount of screen time left fans of the character excited to potentially see more in The Batman2.
In conversation with GQ, Barry Keoghan teased his future Joker story in the expansion the batter universe. Despite hoping to get less sinister roles in the future, he confirmed that he’s excited about reprising the Joker role for a longer period of time. Although he couldn’t reveal much about his future in the batter universe, the actor stated that he had come up with his own version of the classic villain, “that you haven’t seen.” Check out what Keoghan had to say below:
“I’d love to show you a little arc of him. If I could bring him to life that would be great and give you my version, which you haven’t seen yet.”
How will Keoghan’s Joker be different from the others?
Previously, Keoghan revealed his only request for the Joker’s character, which was that no amount of makeup or prosthetics should cover or interfere with his natural blue eyes, so that the villain would not lose his humanity in the eyes of viewers. That statement, along with the very dark tone of Reeves’ noir the batter universe, hints at the ways Keoghan’s Joker will stand out from the crowd. Previously, the role was played by Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s batman, Ledger in the Nolan movies, Jared Leto in suicide squad and Zack Snyder’s Justice Leagueand Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips’ joker.
Participating in such a long tradition of live-action portrayals can be intimidating, but Keoghan’s comments make it clear that he is confident in his unique take on the character. Based on what the actor has said, it’s possible that his Joker would exist somewhere between Phoenix’s painful, humane, more recognizable Joker and Ledger’s manic, vicious, and unpredictable Joker. after his turn Eternals as a mostly heroic character with a shadow of sinister undertones, Keoghan has proven that he can connect audiences with him even as he performs morally questionable actions. By bringing that humanity to a Joker that exists in Reeves’ desolate Gotham City in The Batman2, Keoghan could deliver a compelling performance as the villain who stands out from the more whimsical, tragic figure of Phoenix and is a worthy opponent to Pattinson’s Batman.
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