‘The Batman’: Warner Bros. Testing Two Cuts; One Without Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan is rumored to be playing The Joker...

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Warner Bros. is reportedly testing two cuts of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, and one of them doesn’t feature Barry Keoghan’s mysterious character.

There has been a wild rumor going around ever since The Batman started its test screenings that Eternals star Barry Keoghan will appear in the film as The Joker. Keoghan has yet to be seen in any of the footage released for the film, but some believe we saw his character in set photos.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is testing two cuts of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, and the studio expected to make a decision on which cut to go with after the final test screening occurred last week. It’s also being reported that Barry Keoghan’s character only appears in one of those cuts.

Here is the synopsis for 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 film 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, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.

The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Barry Keoghan’s mysterious character, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.