Barry Keoghan has largely refused to acknowledge his involvement in The Batman until now. As the program kicked off over the weekend, Warner Brothers celebrated by releasing a deleted scene from the film featuring Keoghan playing iconic Batman villain, The Joker, and the lid is now completely blown. Keoghan has finally publicly acknowledged his role in the film, and fans are speculating when we might see the villain appear next.
A devoted fan of the Matt Reeves film even took it a step further, creating concept art of how Keoghan might look if he were to finally get the iconic Clown Prince of Crime comic look. Posted by Instagrammer @DatrintiArt on Saturday, Keoghan’s heavily disfigured look can be seen with bright green hair and a purple suit in a totally terrifying piece. See it for yourself below.
“He’s held in this very suspenseful way, away from you visually. But I wanted to create an iteration of him that felt distinct and new, but got back to the roots,” Reeves previously said. IGN of the role of Keoghan. “So he’s totally out of the mold of Conrad Veidt and this idea of the silent movie of The man who Laughs.”
“He can never stop smiling. And that made Mike [Marino] and I think about – I was talking about The Elephant Man because I love David Lynch. And I was like, ‘Well, maybe there’s something here where it’s not something where it fell into a vat of chemicals or it’s not the [Christopher] The Nolan thing where he has these scars and you don’t know where they come from,” the filmmaker added. ? And he had this very dark reaction to that, and he must have spent a lifetime of people watching it in a way and he knows how to get inside your head.'”
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