The Batman: Barry Keoghan's Mystery Character Revealed

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The Batman is now out to the masses, and the DC Comics epic has undoubtedly left viewers with a lot to process.

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Among a long-rumored member of the cast was Eternals and Dunkirk star Barry Keoghan, who was first publicly added to The Batman shortly after the project's first trailer dropped.

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Months of speculation ensued about who Keoghan would be portraying in the film and fans definitely got their answer within the finished product.

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In the film's final moments, The Riddler talks to an inmate in the Arkham prison who tried to calm Edward.

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This is completely different from the role that Keoghan was initially reportedly cast as, with the initial official listing arguing that he was playing Stanley Merkel, a somewhat-recurring Gotham police officer.

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In the months that followed, rumors began to swirl that he was really portraying The Joker but it is not.

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Ultimately, Keoghan's appearance did make it through to The Batman as The Joker in the Arkham prison.

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Opening a whole new can of worms as to how his story could unfold in future installments, whether that be the already-buzzed-about sequel to the film, or the number of spinoff series that are currently in the works for HBO Max.

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