During a recent interview with COLLIDER, actor Barry Keoghan talked a bit about playing The Joker in director Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. He said he was a tad intimidated, but definitely up for the challenge…

It’s very intimidating [playing the Joker]. Heath Ledger was the best for me. So you have a lot of people to draw from and that. But again, you bring your version to it. That’s what I do with any character I play, is no one has seen my version of it. And again, going back to it, I don’t want to be like so-and-so, and follow that method and that method. I want to do me. I want to bring my version, because I feel that is new in a way, and unique, that when you bring your version no one has seen it. And that may make people relate to it. So it was intimidating, but I was excited for it.”

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As you all know, Keoghan’s Joker shows up at the end of THE BATMAN in what is essentially a cameo.  However, he’s happy that Warner Bros. and Reeves released the deleted scene that pits his Joker against The Batman (Robert Pattinson) when the latter visits Arkham to get the former’s help in capturing The Riddler (Paul Dano).  “[I] just wanted people to see my take on it, and I’m blessed as well that I got to do a portrayal of that,” he said.

No word yet on whether we’ll see Keoghan as The Joker in any of THE BATMAN sequels, but come on now…you know it’s going to happen!

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(Thanks to BOF’s Pete Verra for the heads up!)

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Lifelong Batman fan Bill "Jett" Ramey is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Batman-On-Film.com. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football, Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the University of Texas Longhorns, and of course, Batman. He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel") and his .5 Boston Terrier.