Special effects makeup artist Ben Bornstein has shared an up-close look at Cameron Monaghan as The Joker for the Gotham series finale.
Gotham fans have eagerly anticipated the final episode of the series so that they could see their favorite characters fully embody their comic book counterparts. While there are many characters on the show, a fan-favorite has always been The Joker, played by Cameron Monaghan. While the character has donned various iconic Joker looks, many fans were excited to see his final one.
Recently, Gotham makeup artist Ben Bornstein took to Instagram to post an up-close look at Cameron Monaghan’s final Joker look. You can check out the Instagram post below!
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Another look at @cameronmonaghan on set for @gothamonfox . Prosthetic character makeup designed and created at Taking Shape Studio. This is for the final episode that airs TONIGHT on Fox. It took a great team of artists to help bring this to life…details and credits to come! . . #cameronmonaghanjoker #makeupartistsworldwide #cameronmonaghan #makeupartist #specialeffectsmakeup #specialfx #fx #mua #makeupartist #gotham #specialfx #specialfxmakeup #prosthetics #prosthetic #prosthetics #makeup #mrj #joker #jokermakeup #makeupfx #siliconeprosthetics #silicone #takingshapestudio
While the Gotham series finale aired on Thursday night, the episode had to balance many different characters and had very little time to really show off Joker’s new look. The look for Cameron Monaghan’s Joker seems to be completely original, depicting him as a somewhat decrepit-looking clown. While Gotham may have come to an end, the series finale delivered on the promise of showing each of their characters as their comic-accurate self with the finale showing the final evolution for classic DC characters like The Penguin, The Riddler, and even Batman. Overall, Gotham had a great five-year run and seems to have pleased many of its fans with its final episode. What did you think of the Gotham finale? What do you think of the Joker’s new look? Let us know down below!
Here’s the official synopsis for Gotham‘s Series Finale “The Beginning…”:
Ten years in the future – Bruce returns to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower; when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together a sinister plot targeting the city; a new figure emerges to be the hero Gotham needs.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Cameron Monaghan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.