Lakeith Stanfield previously expressed interest in bringing The Joker to life.
Lakeith Stanfield transforms into the Joker for Robert Pattinson’s The Batman universe in an impressive new concept design.
After rumors swirled earlier this year that The Batman helmer Matt Reeves is looking to introduce the Joker in a sequel to Robert Pattinson film, this fan edit imagines Uncut Gems and Sorry To Bother You star Lakeith Stanfield as the next version of the DC Comics icon. Most recently, Jeffrey Wright discussed the script for the Dark Knight’s new film, explaining that Reeves has taken the character right back to his detective roots for Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne. But if the Joker is on the way, this design for Lakeith Stanfield would be incredibly intimidating.
The artwork of Lakeith Stanfield’s Joker comes from digital artist ‘ApexForm’ on Instagram and forgoes the typical bleached skin origin and heads in a similar direction as Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the villain in the 2019 Todd Phillips film. He’s still got the green hair, but the one stunning detail comes from the typical red smile. Although on the topic of other Batman villains, a DC artist recently pointed out a surprising detail about The Riddler’s creepy new look in the first trailer for the film. The artworkthrows out the clown style mouth design in favor of a bloody smear that stretches up the star’s cheek. Since The Batman feels reminiscent of David Fincher’s Seven and Zodiac, this intense look for theJoker would fit right in. Take a look at Lakeith Stanfield as The Joker below.
What do you think of the design for Lakeith Stanfield’s Joker? Do you think Robert Pattinson should go up against the villain in a sequel to The Batman? Let us know in the comments!
Plot details for The Batman are being kept under wraps, but we know that the project will revolve around Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector. The Batman will also feature the hero making use of his detective skills more than what we’ve seen before in previous iterations of the character. It is also expected to be the first installment to a new trilogy starring Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, the film stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
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