WARNING: Minor spoiler for The Batman beneath.
On the heels of The Batman‘s launch, director Matt Reeves not solely revealed that, sure, the “Unnamed Arkham Prisoner” within the movie’s last moments is Barry Keoghan because the Joker, however that the actor had filmed a deleted scene with Robert Pattinson’s Darkish Knight that was reduce as a result of movie’s runtime stopping simply wanting three hours. In an interview with Selection, Reeves mentioned the Joker principally stuffed a Hannibal Lecter-like position as Batman visited him in Arkham to attempt to get solutions about Paul Dano’s Riddler. The scene additionally hinted at a previous historical past between the 2.
If that sounds just like the type of factor that truly would’ve been nice to see within the movie, effectively, now you possibly can choose for your self. Warner Bros. has launched the deleted scene, which performs out precisely as Reeves described it. Pattinson’s Batman seems within the Joker’s cell with a file on Riddler, which prompts an adversarial, however not totally combative alternate between the 2 iconic characters. A minimum of till the top, when this model of the Joker proves he’s additionally adept at moving into the Darkish Knight’s pores and skin.
Not solely does Batman go away with barely any perception into the Riddler, however the Joker has the final snicker as he taunts Batman for being similar to his puzzle-obsessed foe. And he’s not totally fallacious.
The Batman is now taking part in in theaters and can begin streaming April 19 on HBO Max.