SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains details from Warner Bros.’ The Batman.
Warner Bros. has unveiled a deleted scene from The Batman, which sees Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader visiting The Joker (Barry Keoghan) in prison to get his thoughts on The Riddler (Paul Dano) and the serial killer’s M.O.
The scene would have come at a point at the film when The Riddler has already killed Gotham’s police commissioner, as part of his grand plan to sew chaos in the city.
“Almost our anniversary, isn’t it?” says The Joker.
When Batman asks The Joker about The Riddler, showing him photos of his recent crimes, he says, “This violence, it’s so baroque. He likes puzzles, doesn’t he? He’s so meticulous, like he’d been planning this his whole life.”
He then tells Batman who he believes The Riddler to be—”a nobody” who “wants to be somebody,” whose motivations are “very, very personal.”
The film from Matt Reeves was released in the U.S. on March 4. It picks up with the Dark Knight in his second year of fighting crime, watching as he uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing The Riddler. While Keoghan is credited in The Batman as Unseen Arkham Prisoner, Reeves clarified in interviews near the time of the film’s release that he was, in fact, portraying The Joker. In the final film, he appears in just one scene, sharing a laugh in prison with The Riddler. Whether Keoghan will reprise the role in future Batman projects is not yet clear.
In The Batman, Zoë Kravitz plays the role of Catwoman, with Colin Farrell as the Penguin. Peter Sarsgaard, Amber Sienna, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright and John Turturro round out the cast. Reeves wrote the pic with Peter Craig and produced it with Dylan Clark, with Simon Emmanuel, Walter Hamada, Michael E. Uslan and Chantal Nong Vo serving as its exec producers, and Toby Hefferman as associate producer. Check out the deleted Batman scene above.
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