We all know that clown shoes are particularly large to fill.
Perhaps no character in the field of comic book adaptations is harder to reach than the Joker.
We’ve seen portrayals of Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix, and more.
More recently, audiences have been invited to watch Matt Reeves’ The Batman, in which Paul Dano and Colin Farrell portray the legendary villains Riddler and Penguin, respectively. Although we did catch a glimpse of an Arham prisoner with fans yelling “Joker”.
Thankfully, we finally have a shot of Barry Keoghan’s Joker face now.
Barry Keoghan’s full length Joker face
Despite being left on the cutting room floor, fans can now check out a full one deleted scene showing Batman (played by Robert Pattinson), who we now know is the Joker, played by Barry Keoghan.
It’s a particularly intense scene, but since the film is already three hours long, it’s easy to see why it was left out of the theatrical version. Still, it was clearly too great not to give to the fans.
Joker’s face is shown sparsely throughout the scene, often obscured by glass and shown in extreme close-up.
However, one fan “quickly stitched together two shots in Photoshop” to give the audience a more detailed look at the villain’s face:
Fans React To The Joker From The Deleted Batman Scene
A number of viewers have taken to Twitter to react to the deleted Joker scene, and some have suggested where the look might have come from.
Check out a selection of tweets:
“We have a joker that is not yet the joker”
Matt Reeves opened up during a recent conversation that Barry Keoghan’s take on the Joker is still in its infancy IGN:
“…Since the film isn’t an origin story for Batman, but rather his early days, it’s really an origin story for the Rogue’s Gallery characters. And for me I think [it’s] this idea that the Joker isn’t the Joker yet, but they already have that relationship.”
He added: “[Batman] goes to another killer he’s clearly had experience with in the first two years. And this killer in this story isn’t the character we know yet, right? So everyone is in their infancy…here we have a joker that isn’t the joker yet.”
The Batman is in theaters now.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/25/barry-keoghan-joker-face/ See the full face of Barry Keoghan’s Joker from The Batman