Yesterday, a deleted scene from ‘Batman‘, revealing the bizarre look of Barry Keoghan (‘Eternals’) as the new Joker interpreter.
Unlike previous versions, the Clown of Crime appears with a disfigured face and full of scars, which ended up generating several comments online.
In an interview for the IGNthe director Matt Reeves revealed that the inspiration for his “Joker Who Isn’t The Joker Yet” was an homage to Gwynplaine’s mutilated mouth from Conrad Veidt in ‘The Man Who Laughs‘, a 1928 silent film that influenced the character of DC Comics.
“I wanted to create a version of him that felt different and fresh, but went back to his roots. So I can say that he is a modern version of Conrad Veidt and from that movie idea ‘The Man Who Laughs‘. He never stops smiling. and that did [o maquiador] Mike [Marino] and I even think about ‘the elephant man‘, because I love David Lynch. And I was like, ‘Well, maybe his appearance isn’t from a tank of chemicals, but it also can’t be scars that we don’t know the true origin of like in the movie. [Christopher] Nolan.”
He went on to suggest that his version of the Joker may suffer from an illness that affects his appearance, his judgment, and his mood:
“What if this is something that affects you from birth? What if he has a congenital disease that keeps him from smiling? So he had a very dark reaction to it, and he had to spend a lifetime looking at himself without knowing how to unravel his own mind.”
Describing the character as “a pre-Joker Joker”, Reeves said that the crimes of the future Clown Prince of Crime are the fruit of a paranoid, depressed and pessimistic mind due to his appearance.
“Life has been a cruel joke to him. And this is his answer… Eventually, he’s going to declare himself a clown, if he declares himself the Joker. That was the initial idea.”
Check out the scene:
Remembering that ‘Batman‘ continues to run in theaters.
So far, the film has already earned US$ 606,5 millions around the world.
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Matt Reeves (‘Let Me In’) is responsible for the direction.
“Two years patrolling the streets as Batman (Pattinson), causing fear in the hearts of criminals, led Bruce Wayne into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Serkis) and Lieutenant James Gordon (Wright) – among the city’s corrupt network of officials and prominent figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of revenge among his dear citizens.”
“When a killer attacks Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the criminal underworld, where he encounters characters like Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (Farrell), Carmine Falcone (JTurturro) e Edward Nashton/Charada (Damage). As the evidence begins to get personal and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
Robert Pattinson star in the lead role. The cast still has Zoë Kravitz (Cat Woman), Paul Dano (Charade), Jeffrey Wright (Commissioner Gordon), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth) e Colin Farrell (Penguin).