NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 01: Barry Keoghan attends "The Batman" World Premiere on March 01, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic)
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Barry Keoghan Has A Fresh Approach To The Joker Up His Sleeve
"The Batman" was one of the more refreshing comic book movie releases in 2022, with director Matt Reeves' take on the caped crusader exciting fans for what’s coming next. One potential villain for the sequel is Barry Keoghan's Joker, who was featured in a deleted scene in the movie.
In an interview with the New York Times to promote "The Banshees of Inisherin," Barry Keoghan spoke about his iteration of the Joker, stating: “If you stay true to yourself, that in itself is new. I know that sounds pretty lame, but I'm a big believer that if I'm myself, whatever I do is going to be completely fresh and unique.”
Keoghan added, "You build the character up before production, get familiar with their world, build a mood board, listen to the music they do, kind of dress like them, answer all the copybook questions you've written down — and then go on set and let the instincts take over." While we've already had plenty of iterations of the clown prince of crime, Reeve's unique origin for the character will undoubtedly play a role in Keoghan's supposedly fresh way of portraying the character.