Barry Keoghan didn’t simply take inspiration from Alex DeLarge for his Riddler audition tape however the visuals of Stanley Kubrick.
He was cured all proper…Earlier than he was forged because the Joker in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, actor Barry Keoghan despatched in an audition tape for the position of the Riddler. However he took inspiration from an unlikely place — no, not Jim Carrey however slightly Stanley Kubrick.
Barry Keoghan’s look in his Riddler tape clearly takes some cues from A Clockwork Orange’s Alex DeLarge with the cane, bowler hat and eyeshadow, however he additionally framed it in a manner that will deliberately bring to mind the emblems of Stanley Kubrick. Keoghan not too long ago advised Esquire, “I simply made it up. I wished to make it Kubrick-y: symmetrical, the X on the again, the sq. doorframe, every part sq.. I simply wished swag to come back throughout. Swag and endearing. It was simply me giving my concept. After which I’s like, I’ma ship this in!” , similar to Kubrick used to say earlier than submitting his remaining lower.
After all, Barry Keoghan would land a cameo because the Joker as an alternative whereas Paul Dano bought the Riddler, bringing his personal stage of Zodiac-esque menace to the half. However one can simply see Keoghan carrying the Clown Prince of Crime ahead and bringing his personal contact — one thing that may stand exterior of the Oscar-winning turns from Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix. Come on, you noticed what he did as a teenage character in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, think about the derangement he might deliver to one of the crucial charismatic, sadistic villains on the market.
Exterior of his dip into the DC realm, Barry Keoghan has had a stellar — and much-deserved — run as of late, coming into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Eternals the yr earlier than and incomes his first Academy Award nomination with The Banshees of Inisherin. He can subsequent be seen in Saltburn from Promising Younger Girl director Emerald Fennell.
As for the whereabouts of the Joker, Phoenix is ready to reprise Arthur Fleck with subsequent yr’s sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, with Girl Gaga stepping in as Harley Quinn.
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