A creepy new concept design for Robert Pattinson’s The Batman universe imagines Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin as the next Joker.
There’s been plenty of debate over the future of The Batman series starring Robert Pattinson and which villains would be best suited to entering this grimy new version of Gotham City. Since the impressive first trailer for the film teased the Dark Knight trying to solve the mystery behind Paul Dano’s killing spree as the Riddler, it seems likely the series will take a grounded, noir-ish approach. However, many fans would like to see a new version of the Joker go up against the new Bruce Wayne, with one design imagining Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin as the Clown Prince of Crime.
The design from digital artist ‘bryanzapp’ on Instagram gives Macaulay Culkin a sinister look as the Joker, looking eerily reminiscent of the version of the villain voiced by Mark Hamill and Troy Baker in the Arkham games. He still looks creepy enough to fit in with the moody vision of Batman in the Robert Pattinson film, but the shirt makes him seem flamboyant enough to bring a sense of chaos to Gotham City. A rumor from early 2020 suggested Matt Reeves was looking to use the villain in a future sequel to The Batman, but the filmmaker never confirmed or denied the idea. You can see Macaulay Culkin as the Joker below.
What do you make of the Macaulay Culkin design? Do you want to see the actor go head-to-head with Robert Pattinson in a future sequel to The Batman? Which other comic book character would Macaulay Culkin be a good pick for? Let us know in the comments section!
The plot of The Batman is being kept under wraps, but we know the film will follow Robert Pattinson as a younger version of Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his second year as the Dark Knight of Gotham City. The Batman will also show off the hero using his skills as a detective more than what we’ve seen before in previous versions of the hero. It is also expected to be the first installment in a new trilogy of films with Pattinson.
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 Commissioner 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 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Macaulay Culkin as the Joker, Robert Pattinson and the DC Films project, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content.