Batman, starring Robert Pattinson and directed by Matt Reeves, was a massive hit with critics and viewers, earning 770.8 million dollars worldwide, which gave the Director creative freedom to work on many projects connected to his Masked Crusader-centered fictional world.
In addition to the already planned direct sequel, the director intends to produce many spin-offs. One is a serial that has been long-promised and is devoted to Colin Farrell’s Penguin, whose filming is about to start.
The filmmaker is reportedly meeting with writers and directors to develop films focusing on the famed gallery of Batman’s foes, as revealed by the reliable The Hollywood Reporter. The new projects will focus on characters like Scarecrow, Clayface, and Professor Pyg.
Clayface and the cruel Professor Pyg will be seen on television for the first time, but the crazy Scarecrow won’t be. This was already masterfully performed by Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.
We shall thus observe how these characters interact in the gritty world Reeves constructed for Batman.
The Joker, played by Barry Keoghan, will appear in the next chapter of the main tale with Penguin and the Riddler, portrayed by Paul Dano. The director said that the Joker we see in the movie is a pre-Joker Joker. This persona suffers from a hereditary illness.
He can’t help but smile, which makes him something like the Phantom of the Opera. But unlike the Elephant Man’s tale, where his hideous exterior concealed the beauty of his inner beauty, the Joker’s illness would help shape his pessimistic outlook on the world and his sinister perception of human nature. That is where the mentality of this Joker would come to originate.