Cameron Monaghan has given us a very compelling television version of The Joker on Gotham, and this fan made image shows how the character could look if the design was based off of Batman: Arkham Asylum.
With Gotham wrapping up later this month, fans are really going above and beyond to tribute the show ahead of the show’s season finale. Some controversy befell Gotham recently when it debuted the final design for Cameron Monaghan’s Joker. The final design sees a nearly bald and boiled skin Joker, which is a big departure from Gotham‘s previously cleaner and prettier, pre-joker, Jeremiah Valeska.
Showing a more comic accurate portrayal of Cameron Monaghan as the Joker, digital artist Will Gray has mocked up a photoshop rendering of The Joker. He credits Batman: Arkham Asylum as the inspiration for the piece, bringing a much more familiar look to the character. It certainly brings Gotham‘s take on The Joker’s final look into question when something much more appealing was an option, but it is definitely a design that will stand apart from the rest of the live-action Jokers.
View this post on Instagram
To celebrate one of the most important Gotham episodes airing very soon, I created this Arkham Asylum inspired Jerome Valeska piece (it doesn’t make much sense I know) – Done in Photoshop. . . . @cameronmonaghan @web.of.smiles @gothamonfox @skull101ify @geekvibesnation @jaxsonderr @cameronmonaghanclan @anarchy_graphics #jeromevaleska #gotham #cameronmonaghan #joker
What are your thoughts on Cameron Monaghan’s final design? Would you have preferred this depiction for the show’s series finale as he goes head-to-head with Batman? Lets us know down below!
Gotham returns next week with the episode titled “They Did What?” and you can read the official synopsis below:
GORDON TURNS TO FORMER ENEMIES FOR HELP ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” THURSDAY, APRIL 18, ON FOX
Shane West Guest-Stars
As Bane (guest star Shane West) enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul (guest star Jaime Murray) kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter, with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina in the all-new “They Did What?” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, April 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
Gotham airs on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. on FOX.
Source: Will Gray on Instagram
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.