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Barry Keoghan, who plays Joker in The Batman, reveals he originally auditioned for Riddler  

When Keoghan later got a call from his agent, they had reportedly said, “The Batman wants you to play Joker – but you cannot tell anyone.”

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Published: 03rd October 2022

Barry Keoghan, who plays the Joker in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, revealed that he initially auditioned for the role of Riddler in the film. The audition tape which has him portraying his version of the riddler has been released online. The actor further revealed that he had sent the audition tapes to the casting directors unsolicited.

When Keoghan later got a call from his agent, they had reportedly said, “The Batman wants you to play Joker – but you cannot tell anyone.” The actor appeared in a small cameo as the Joker towards the end of The Batman. His look for the role was revealed days before the film's release. Barry Keoghan will reprise his role as Batman’s archnemesis in the planned sequel for the film.

The Batman sequel, which is currently in development, will be directed by Matt Reeves and will star Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Andy Serkis. The makers are yet to announce a release date for the film.
 

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