We all know that somewhere down the line, Robert Pattinson's Batman will have to cross paths and go toe-to-toe with the Clown Prince of Crime The Joker and it's inevitable, whether fans are ready for it or not. As it stands, however, Matt Reeves' standalone The Batman won't be relying on Mistah J. Instead, he's recruited other well-known characters like The Riddler, The Penguin, and Catwoman to wreak havoc in Gotham City for the time being.
Now, speaking of Batman's greatest foe, this equally stunning and terrifying fan art is making the rounds all over social media which brings in an interesting candidate to the Joker conversation, should Matt Reeves and team end up introducing him to their Bat-universe — the star of Netflix's hit thriller series You Penn Badgley. Artist @britedit was responsible for the artwork which almost resembles Jared Leto's look in 2016' Suicide Squad. Maybe it's just me. Badgley may be an odd choice for the character but if you saw his performance in You, I think he's a pretty solid contender. See it for yourself below:
Sure, some fans may already be tired of the usual Batman vs Joker story on the big screen but it can't be denied that they have top-notch chemistry and their dynamic together is just astounding. As I mentioned, it's only a matter of time before Joker makes his way to Reeves' films although I don't see it happening anytime soon. Personally, I'd be okay with it but I'd be lying if I said that I wouldn't prefer seeing characters like Mad Hatter, Hugo Strange, or even someone like Clayface finally get their long-overdue spotlight in live-action form. Heck, I'd even be down to seeing a proper Mr. Freeze just so we can finally forget about the bad taste Arnold Schwarzenegger's atrocious performance in Batman & Robin left in our mouths. Let's see what happens next.
That being said, The Batman is expected to hit cinemas in 2021.
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