It’s been a few weeks since The Batman was released in cinemas, but the hype surrounding the movie shows no sign of fading anytime soon. If anything, excitement for Robert Pattinson’s first outing as the Dark Knight will only grow, as Warner Bros. is still releasing brand-new content. Most recently, the studio revealed a much-discussed deleted scene from the movie, which fully reveals Matt Reeves’ take on The Joker, played by Barry Keoghan.
The scene, which is just over five minutes long, shows Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne/Batman visiting Barry Keoghan’s Joker in Arkham. The scene seems to take place in the first half of the movie, with Batman asking The Joker for help tracking down Paul Dano’s Riddler. While nothing is specifically revealed about how The Joker landed himself in Arkham, the footage tells us that this isn’t the first run-in Batman has had with his most iconic foe. As for Keoghan’s performance as The Joker, I’ve got to say that I loved everything I saw. It’s clear from this scene alone that in the very small amount of time he was given, Keoghan delivered an incredibly complex, creepy and unique portrayal of The Joker. I can only speak for myself, but I hope we get to see more of this Joker in the future.
Watch the scene for yourself below:
Batman ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.
Directed by Matt Reeves (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes), The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selena Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Detective Jim Gordon, Colin Farrell as Penguin and Andy Serkis as Alfred.
Do you want to see more of Barry Keoghan’s Joker? Would you like the character to appear as the main villain in a sequel to The Batman? Let us know in the comments section below!