WATCH: The Rock teases that Barry Keoghan will play the Joker in Black Adam sequel 11 months ago

WATCH: The Rock teases that Barry Keoghan will play the Joker in Black Adam sequel

"The Irish are taking over the DC Universe!"

Cillian Murphy as The Scarecrow and Liam Neeson as Ra's Al Guhl in The Dark Knight Trilogy.


Colin Farrell as The Penguin and Barry Keoghan as Joker in 2022's The Batman.

Brendan Gleeson is joining the cast of 2024's Joker: Folie à Deux in an undisclosed role (which he talks about here).

And in Black Adam, we've got Pierce Brosnan playing the legendary hero Doctor Fate.

The Irish contingent have come to be a HUGE part of the DC Universe, and when we chatted to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson about his new superhero epic, we couldn't help but bring that up.


Check out our full interview with the star right here:

During the conversation, Johnson has nothing but incredible things to say about his co-star Pierce Brosnan, and before long he is also talking about the strong Irish connection within the DC movies to date, and teases an interesting future pairing with one particular Irish actor:

"The fact that Ireland and the Irish are taking over the DC Universe, I'm happy! As I have been saying, this is a new era in the DC Universe, so I'm very happy to help that narrative along.


"And I will say this, for the record: Barry Keoghan is a buddy of mine, and I thought his Joker was phenomenal. And I know the work that he really put in, so I really look forward to seeing more of that guy! Whether in the Batman series or... hey, you never know, in Black Adam."

Johnson has recently discussed that he wants to go head-to-head with Henry Cavill's Superman in an upcoming Black Adam movie (which he also talks about in our interview above), but the Joker has often proved to be highly problematic for Clark Kent throughout the history of the comic books.

Black Adam and the Joker? Dwayne Johnson and Barry Keoghan? That is a pairing that we are very much here for!

Black Adam arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday, 21 October.