Matt Reeves explains his citations for making Barry Keoghan’s Joker.
The new Joker is really scary, and the director responsible for this version of the character has revealed what inspired him.
The Batman closed yesterday afternoon with a real bombshell: the publication of an unpublished scene from Barry Keoghan ‘s Joker Which was cut from the last version of the film, which gave the actor a brief look at the work. Matt Reeves’s vision of this character is really terrifying since this Clown of the crime is full of scars, mutilated, defeated by Batman , and, in general, very punished for his life as a criminal. Locked away in Arkham, Keoghan’s Joker has a five-minute conversation with Pattinson’s bat that has set social media ablaze.
The public does not stop wondering how it is possible that Reeves left that fragment out of the film because for a succulent number of spectators, it has been by far the best thing about the film. In a recent interview with Reeves for IGN , the filmmaker explained what his sources have been to bring to life this terrifying character who has been postulated as the terrifying version of the Joker, with the permission of Cameron Monaghan ‘s interpretation in the Gotham series.
“The scene is kept suspenseful, away from the viewer visually. I wanted to create a version of him that was different but went back to the roots. So it’s very much in the Conrad Veidt mold and the idea of the silent film ‘The Man who laughs'”.
On the other hand, it is clear that in addition to The Man Who Laughs (you have an image of the work at the top of these lines), the comic that Matt Reeves has been inspired by has been Joker , by Brian Azzrello and Lee Bermejo . But beyond those comic references, Reeves has managed to shape a Joker that we had not seen before on screen, moving away from the Ledger, Phoenix, and Leto versions , which is surprising because it shows that this character can be shown in very different ways. Different, all arriving at the same port, of course.