It’s no secret that comedian e book motion pictures are in every single place. And for sure massively widespread characters like Batman, there have been plenty of variations over time. Working example: Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which starred Robert Pattinson and was set outdoors of the DC Universe. That film additionally featured a short however memorable efficiency by Barry Keoghan as The Joker, seemingly establishing a burgeoning franchise in course of. And wow, Keoghan has huge plans for Joker any potential sequel that comes down the road.
Enjoying the position of The Joker is little question a frightening one. He’s Batman’s most iconic villain and each Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix gained Oscars for his or her portrayal. Barry Keoghan appeared on the Completely satisfied Unhappy Confused podcast, the place he expressed his curiosity in enjoying the Clown Prince of Crime at a bigger capability. As he shared:
Nicely, I’m intrigued. It appears to be like like whereas Barry Keoghan solely had a scene or two in The Batman, he did his work as an actor to attempt to work out his model of the DC villain. As such, he’s acquired concepts to mine from if/when The Batman 2 lastly begins manufacturing. Fingers crossed its sooner slightly than later.
Keoghan’s feedback present how methodical he’s together with his work, which is little question why he’s such a properly revered actor. Whereas he’s carried out style work like The Batman and Eternals, he’s additionally carried out Oscar favorites like The Banshees of Inisherin. And sensible cash says he’d kill it as The Joker if The Batman 2 makes him the first antagonist.
For individuals who don’t keep in mind, Barry Keoghan appeared late into the runtime of The Batman. After The Riddler is apprehended and put into Arkham State Hospital, he begins speaking to a different inmate within the subsequent cell. He’s revealed to be none apart from The Joker, confirming that the villain already exists in-universe and has seemingly clashed with the Darkish Knight.
Joker initially acquired a second scene in The Batman, though it was lower from the theatrical launch. Fortunately the scene was launched on-line and truly was a scene between Barry Keoghan and Robert Pattinson’s title character.
Sadly it’s unclear precisely when The Batman’s sequel will come collectively. The continuing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes solely complicate issues additional. However all indicators level to the film being made ultimately.
The Batman is at present streaming on Max. You’ll want to try the 2023 film launch dates to plan your subsequent film expertise.