The Batman: Barry Keoghan’s Joker Story Revealed

Matt Reeves reveals more about his version of the Dark Knight’s most famous enemy.

Last week, a deleted scene from The Batman by Matt Reeves) between Batman and the Joker was posted on the web. We discovered almost well the face of the super-villain of Gotham: scars, torn hair but blurred face, on which we still detect his emblematic smile. During an interview for varietythe director looks at the backstory of his character, played by Barry Keoghan.

For Reeves, this version has nothing to do with the comic book or Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight : “ It’s like the Phantom of the Opera. He has a congenital condition that keeps him from smiling and it’s horrible. Her face is half-covered for most of the film. »

Matt Reeves uploads a 5-minute deleted scene between Batman and the Joker

His main inspiration is actually The Elephant Manthe film by David Lynch. Matt Reeves explains: It’s not about a version where he falls into a vat of chemicals and his face is distorted, or what Christopher Nolan did, where there is some mystery as to how he got those scars etched on his face. What if this guy, from birth, had this disease and was cursed? He has that smile that people stare at: he becomes grotesque and terrifying. Even as a child, people look at him in horror, and his response is to say: ‘Ok, I was pranked’. It’s his nihilistic view of the world “.

The director finally declares that it is likely that we will find the Joker in a series: “ There are things I’m interested in doing in an Arkham space, potentially for HBO Max. We have already discussed it. So it’s very possible. It’s also not impossible that there will be a recurring story where the Joker comes to our world. »

The Batman is still visible in the cinema, here is its trailer:

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