By: John M Jerva
It was well documented that Barry Keoghan’s version of The Joker was featured a little more prominently in The Batman besides the ending. Director Matt Reeves has mentioned that a scene existed where Robert Pattinson’s Batman visits Joker in jail in order to learn more about Paul Dano’s The Riddler.
It was a scene reminiscent from Michael Mann’s 1986 Manhunter where William Peterson’s police profiler Will Graham visits Hannibal Lecter to learn more about the serial killer he is tracking.
Now fans can see the full sequence as Warner Bros. has now officially released the deleted scene from The Batman showcasing the conversation between The Dark Knight and The Clown Prince of Crime. Check it out below!
Reeves talked in length about the scene in an interview with Collider where he talks about how the scene was eventually cut because it didn’t help the plot and it didn’t add anything to the larger picture.
Reeves went on to say:
In my honest opinion, the movie was already almost 3 hours long so why not include this scene as it’s heavy in drama and fans would have enjoyed it. At least we still get to see the full version and more of Keoghan’s demented take on Joker. It’s definitely one of the most deranged performances ever regarding the iconic villain.
The Batman has been a huge hit for Warner Bros. accumulating well over $600 million at the worldwide box office. The film is still on course to debut on HBOMAX next month on April 19th.
Check out my exclusive review of the film which is destined to take its place as one of the best Batman movies of all time.