‘The Batman’ director Matt Reeves reveals deleted Joker scene
Warning: This article comprises spoilers from “The Batman.”
“The Batman” director Matt Reeves has a message for you — the ultimate scene with The Riddler doesn’t essentially arrange the sequel.
What occurred: At the top of “The Batman,”Riddler is shipped to Arkham Asylum, a house for the criminally insane. There, he meets a fellow locked up prison, who, lined in shadows, agrees to be pals with the Riddler.
- The fellow inmate laughs maniacally in a manner that any Batman fan will acknowledge because the Joker.
What to know: Reeves confirmed in an interview with Variety that the person within the jail cell is Joker.
- But that doesn’t imply Joker is the brand new villain in a possible sequel, Reeves stated.
- Reeves stated Joker’s introduction helped develop the ending of the movie. It was meant to point out that Batman will all the time have extra villains to struggle in Gotham City and he can’t depart.
Context: Reeves instructed Variety that the Joker initially had a much bigger function in “The Batman,” together with a direct dialog with Batman early within the movie.
- He stated Batman — distressed over Riddler’s killings — went to Arkham Asylum and chatted with Joker about what was occurring.
- Reeves stated he’ll launch the scene as soon as extra individuals have seen “The Batman.”
What he stated: “It’s a really creepy, cool scene,” he instructed Variety. “That was the scene that was meant to introduce this guy and just to tease the audience to go like, ‘Oh my … he’s here too? And he’s not yet the Joker — what’s this going to be?’ And then it seems so delicious in the story, since we’d already set him up, to have the end of the story, the completion of the Riddler arc, be that he was in a cell next to this guy.”
- “I think there’s actually a grounded version of that story, which could be really powerful and could be really great,” he stated.
- “I think to me what would be interesting would be to try and unwind the fantastical and see, well, how could that make sense here? And so that’s kind of my view, how I see it.”