Since the initial reveal of how Cameron Monaghan’s Jeremiah Valeska may finally look as Gotham’s version of the Joker, fans, as per usual, have been both intrigued and skeptical at the same time. But a pair of new photos provide a better look at how Monaghan may look as the Batman villain, maybe even in the upcoming “Ace Chemicals” episode.
Two behind-the-scenes photos show Cameron Monaghan in makeup with the same look seen in other recent Gotham images. The face and such remain the same, but there’s another level of detail in the close-ups. Or, if you wanted to stretch, you could say that this version of the Joker looks more like the walkers over on The Walking Dead. Here, have a look at the first of the two images.
Then there was a second image, which showcased Cameron Monaghan again, but in this Gotham image, in addition to the horror-filled face, this Joker does have his trademark purple suit which, to be fair, we haven’t seen either Jeremiah or Jerome wear on Gotham just yet. There have been variations, but not the full-on, classic Joker look. Here, have a look for yourself.
Still, like the first reveal of Shane West as Bane, you can imagine that many in fandom aren’t too happy with what they’re seeing. Go figure. But we’ll end up seeing if this works in context when Jeremiah does indeed look like this on Gotham. Hey, the show has gotten this far embracing its own wacky mythology. May as well go all out for the final season, right?
But that’s just me. What do you out there think about how Cameron Monaghan may look as the Joker by the time Gotham comes to a close? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz, Anthony Carrigan, Erin Richards, Cory Michael Smith, Morena Baccarin, Robin Lord Taylor, Kelcy Griffin, Francesca Root-Dodson, Chris Chalk, Jaime Murray, Shane West, and Cameron Monaghan.
The series airs on Thursday nights at 8 P.M. on 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.