The Batman has released a deleted scene that teases the appearance of an iconic villain in its sequel.
It was in the film’s final moments that the Joker, played by Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan, made his first and only appearance, revealed to be the Riddler’s neighbor in Arkham State Hospital.
After joking that the newly captured Riddler must be feeling like a “clown”, he offered him a riddle: “Riddle me this. The less of them you have, the more one is worth.”
The Riddler of course was quick to catch up – the answer was “a friend” – and it lead to the two acquaintances laughing away as the movie ended, possibly hinting at an alliance between the two in the unconfirmed sequel.
However, it was recently revealed that Joker’s role had been a bit more present initially throughout the DC film, with a newly released deleted scene showing Robert Pattinson’s Batman turned to the iconic villain to ask for his “perspective” on Riddler’s string of murders.
The scene hinted as to how the Joker had been so quick to approach the criminal upon his capture – he had been previously informed of his ‘accomplishments’ by Batman himself.