Barry Keoghan was a guest at the conclusion of The BatmanThe actor played the Joker, but he said that he had originally intended to play The Riddler.
Keoghan was shocked to hear that The Batman was happening, he sent an unsolicited audition tape to Matt Reeves’ team as The Riddler.
“I wanted to be Riddler,”Keoghan narrated GQ UK.
Keoghan was advised by Dylan Clark that Jonah Hill had taken the role at that time and that it would be later given to Paul Dano. He received a phone call from his agent four months later, telling him that the role had been taken by Jonah Hill. “The Batman wants you to play the Joker — but you cannot tell anyone.”
The audition tape which landed Keoghan The Joker’s role can be viewed below.
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Although Keoghan’s Joker only appears for a moment at the end of The BatmanA deleted scene of the film was made later to show the talent of the actor.
Keoghan claimed that his Joker is “a bit charming and a bit hurt”And a “broken-down boy,” adding, “I wanted some sort of human in there behind the makeup. I want people to relate to him…[to know] this is a façade he puts on.”
Future plans for The Batman sequel remain under wraps and Keoghan doesn’t know if he will ever reprise his role as The Joker. However, he’s ready to get back into the villain role “as soon as that call comes.”