Director Matt Reeves reveals details of deleted Joker scene from The Batman .
The Batman movie is rich with iconic characters. Robert Pattinson played the titular role in this movie. Towards the end of the movie we could see the unexpected character Barry Keoghan from Marvel’s The Eternals, who is listed as “Unseen Arkham Prisoner”.
Here is what Matt Reeves says with Collider regarding the deleted scene:
There is a scene that I would love the audience to see that I didn’t put in. Not because anyone asked me to cut it, but because I didn’t think that within the larger narrative it worked, that it was necessary. But it’s a really cool scene with that same unseen prisoner in Arkham. There was an earlier scene where Batman, because he’s getting these cards and letters from the Riddler, and he’s thinking, ‘why is this guy writing to me? I’m supposed to be anonymous and he’s putting a lens on me. I don’t like that,’ and so he goes to kind of profile this kind of serial killer.
And you see him meeting with somebody who is obviously a serial killer himself, who, because it’s not Batman’s origin, but it is the origins of all these other characters, you’re seeing a version of this character who, yes, when you see the unknown prisoner, you’re like, ‘well, gee, I think that’s who that is.’ Well, that is who that is, but he’s not yet that character.
Though Keoghan is listed as the unseen Arkham prisoner, it is obvious that the prisoner is close to the Riddler-is none other than the joker.
Even though the Joker has played plenty of takes in recent years, this character of Keoghan is another intriguing choice to play this character. Even though this scene was cut from The Batman, Reeves makes sure that the audience sees the meet-up of Keoghan with Robert Pattinson. When asked regarding the inclusion of these scenes in blu-ray, Matt Reeves says that:
We’ll do something with it. I mean, look, we’ve just finished the movie. We’re now promoting the movie. We’re figuring out what’s going to happen when everything goes into sort of the home video version of it, but there’s definitely a plan to do something with it. We for sure will show that scene.
The Batman stars, Robert Pattinson as the titular character along with Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and Colin Farrell as Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot.
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