Many viewers were surprised to see Barry Keoghan The Batman as The Joker. The character is Batman’s most notorious villain, but he wasn’t the central villain of the Robert Pattinson film. However, Keoghan initially auditioned to play another character but won the role of the Joker anyway. It’s a secret role and he had to keep it under wraps.
Barry Keoghan plays the Joker in The Batman
Batman returned to theaters in 2022 The Batman. The film starred Pattinson as the new version of the caped crusader, alongside Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin and Paul Dano as The Riddler. While The Joker is always lurking in Gotham, many weren’t expecting to see him since The Riddler was the film’s main villain.
The Joker appeared towards the end of The Batman as an inmate residing in the prison cell next to Riddler. He hasn’t been in the film long, but it teases his future role in this series and promises a more twisted and frightening version of the villain. Warner Bros. later released a deleted scene showing Batman visiting Joker for tips on who Gotham’s serial killer might be. The two already have a history and mayhem may ensue when he emerges from his cell.
Keoghan auditioned to play The Riddler but got the role of the Joker
Keoghan wanted to be there The Batman As soon as he knew it was happening, he uploaded an audition tape as the Riddler. The video has been online for three years, but has not yet gone viral. In the video, he emerges from an elevator dressed in a more comic-accurate portrayal of the Joker. He looks like it, but it may not match the darker tone director Matt Reeves was going for.
In an interview with GQ, Keoghan says he didn’t get a call for four months after handing the video over to producers. He then received a call from his agent saying he had been offered the role of The Joker.
“The Batman wants you to play the joker – but you can’t tell anyone,” says Keoghan.
It’s not confirmed if Barry Keoghan will return as The Joker in the sequel, but it seems Reeves has something planned for his character in the future. That eternal Star is eagerly awaiting his next chance to play the character.
“As soon as that call comes in. I’m there, man, I’m there,” Keoghan admits.
Keoghan wants to appear in a Star Wars movie next
Keoghan has now joined two major franchises. He plays the Joker in the Batman universe and recently made his debut as a Druig in eternal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor tells GQ he wants to be in one war of stars film and would love to work with Taika Waititi on his film as he is a fan of Thor: Love and Thunder Director.
“I’m trying to meet him,” he jokes, “I’ve asked everyone.”
Taika Waititis war of stars The film has been in the works for a while, but there hasn’t been a release date or casting news yet. Maybe Keoghan can secure a role in it so he can reach the holy trinity of nerd franchises.
The Batman streams on HBO Max.
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