Barry Keoghan Spent $10 to Make Audition Tape for ‘The Batman’ –

Barry Keoghan, known for his role in the film “The Batman,” recently shared the details of his viral self-tape audition for the role of the Riddler in the movie. Although he ultimately landed the role of the Joker, Keoghan took a chance and sent in a tape after hearing there was an opening for the supervillain. For the audition, he purchased a cane and hat from a costume shop and storyboarded the entire scene. Keoghan aimed to create a Kubrick-esque atmosphere and portray swag and charm in his audition. While he played the Joker briefly in the film, it remains uncertain if he will reprise the role in the sequel, “The Batman Part II.”

Summery :

– Barry Keoghan created a viral self-tape audition for the role of the Riddler in “The Batman” but ultimately landed the role of the Joker.
– He decided to audition for the Riddler role after hearing there was an opening and took a chance.
– For the audition, he spent $10 on a cane and a hat and storyboarded the entire scene.
– Keoghan wanted to make the audition scene symmetrical and Kubrick-esque, portraying swag and endearing qualities.
– Paul Dano ended up playing the Riddler, but several months later Keoghan found out he got the role of the Joker.
– Keoghan’s Joker appears briefly at the end of the film and Reeves later released a deleted scene featuring their encounter at Arkham Asylum.
– Keoghan was told to keep his casting as the Joker a secret.
– Keoghan’s Joker was created from his own experiences, embodying a mix of charm and vulnerability.
– A sequel, “The Batman Part II,” is in the works, but it’s unknown if Keoghan will reprise his role as the Joker.

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