Following Barry Keoghan’s brief role as the Joker to Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight in The Batman, a new concept design imagines Keoghan’s Clown Prince of Crime in his classic purple threads.
Barry Keoghan is seen as a severely scarred version of the Joker in The Batman, though director Matt Reeves has suggested that the character hasn’t quite become the Joker fans know yet. While the character is only glimpsed very briefly in the final film, seen silhouetted in his cell at Arkham as he speaks with the Riddler, a deleted scene released online recently gave fans a better look at Keoghan’s Joker as he was confronted by Robert Pattinson’s Batman.
Barry Keoghan’s character, while bearing smile-like scars across his mouth, was devoid of the clown makeup and purple suit that normally distinguish the Joker. In future sequels to The Batman, however, it may be reasonable to assume Keoghan’s Joker will appear in a more fully realized form to take on Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader. Artist “datrintiart” has imagined what that could look like, sharing a concept design on Instagram that depicts Keoghan’s Joker adopting his comic-book look. Check out the design below:
A sequel to The Batman was recently confirmed at Warner Bros.’ CinemaCon panel. While it is not yet known which villain will be facing off against Robert Pattinson’s Batman in the sequel, the image above shows Barry Keoghan could make a truly terrifying Joker if given the chance to embody the character outside of Arkham’s confines.
Here is the synopsis for Robert Pattinson’s The Batman:
“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Barry Keoghan as The Joker.
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