There is little doubt that fans were thrilled when Barry Keoghan's character was finally revealed in The Batman. We even got a better look at the Arkham Asylum inmate in the deleted scene where he interacts with Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader. However, it looks like that guy was not who we thought he is. Director Matt Reeves has just confirmed that Keoghan's character has not yet established himself as the Joker!
Fans loved the deleted scene from The Batman as it finally gave us a better look at Barry Keoghan's character who barely appeared in the film. Now Warner Bros. has shared the same scene with Matt Reeves' commentary where the filmmaker confirms that Joker isn't Joker yet when we see him.
"I think for me, what I wanted to do, in trying to kind of launch a new Year 2 Gotham, was to have it be as if all of these characters that we know in Gotham sort of already exist," Reeves said. "Here we have a version of this character who is not yet the Joker, but is going to become the Joker, and I wanted Batman to have had an experience with him that put him in Arkham."
Reeves continued, "So, something happened in that first year, and they have a connection right from the beginning, and I wanted this version of the character to go all the way back to the original Bob Kane Bill Finger inspiration, which is Conrad Veidt in the silent film The Man Who Laughs."
It's an interesting detail considering that the character already looks like a terrifying version of the character. Needless to say, we can't wait to see what Barry Keoghan will look like when he finally becomes the Joker in the future sequel.
The sequels to The Batman have not yet been given official release dates. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.