UNITED STATES: It’s been two years since Bruce Wayne became Gotham’s dark knight, whose sole desire is to rid the city of criminals. His persona as Batman frightens the vindictive goons. The narrative transitions when the Riddler begins to murder Gotham’s famous personals one by one. And each victim carries a cryptic clue to the subsequent murder.
This pits Batman and Lieutenant James Gordon against the enigmatic Riddler’s serial killings. Struck by the cryptic clue and the heinous methods of the Riddler’s crime, it’s up to Batman to put an end to the Riddler’s anarchist mindset.
In the final scene of The Batman, we see Riddler imprisoned in Arkham. He appears to be puddled in the cage, cursing his fate and demise. He may believe that there is no hope for him. He’d always wanted to collaborate with Batman. However, he finds himself on the other side of the same coin. That defines the polarity of both personas. We apprehend him alongside the mysterious inmate with scars and cuts on his face.
We overheard this mysterious inmate say, “one day we’re on top, and the next we’re clowns.” He also praises Riddler for his work, specifically the bombing sequences at the climax, which flooded Gotham.
Barry Keoghan as Joker
As a result, every Batman fan is left with only one question: Who is the mysterious inmate? And based on the appearance, scars on the face, and a dialogue mentioning the clown, it’s none other than the Joker. Previously, there had been leaks and rumors about the clown prince of crime, who Barry Keoghan would play. The rumor started when Barry Keoghan’s brother, Eric Keoghan, commented on Facebook, “So it’s finally out! My brother is portraying the Joker in the new Batman Unreal Stuff.”
The actor is best known for his role as Druig in The Eternals (2021), but he has also appeared in films like Dunkirk (2017) and The Green Knight (2021).
Deleted scene of Joker from the movie
However, the film’s ending confirms that the mysterious inmate is the Joker, who Barry Keoghan will play. In an interview with Collider, Reeves also mentioned that he had shot a scene where Batman meets the Joker, but it was later deleted from the film.
Matt Reeves also said that the deleted scene would occur when Batman tries to find out about the Riddler, resulting in him meeting with the Joker in Arkham because the Joker has previously carried out the mysterious serial killing similarly to the Riddler.
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