Matt Reeves’ The Batman is a complete and total triumph and audiences have been completely won over by his dark, noir narrative and the edgy performance of Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/The Batman. And now Reeves has offered up a look at one of Batman’s most infamous rogues in a newly released deleted scene that promises plenty of future intrigue.
For those who have yet to see The Batman, turn away now, because what we have here is a closer look at The Joker, as played by Barry Keoghan. Initially teased at the climax of The Batman when Paul Dano’s Edward Nashton/The Riddler is locked away in Arkham Asylum, the presence of a new Joker sent shivers down the spines of audience members and in this newly released deleted scene we get an all-new insight into the demonic presence of this crazed psychopathic villain.
Set out as an interrogation with Pattinson’s Batman seeking an insight into the mind and behaviour of The Riddler, this scene between the future arch-enemies suggests an initial run in between the two in Batman’s first year as a crime fighter and the scene as a sinister Silence of the Lambs quality with Keoghan’s Joker doing everything he can to get under Batman’s skin. While we don’t get a full picture of this Joker, it’s clear that he’s a horrifically scarred and burned freak and his madness and psychopathy is clearly on display.
Watch the full clip below:
How Keoghan will grow into the role of the Joker is still to be seen, but judging from this first look it’s clear that his version of the Joker in the Matt Reeves’ Batman narrative is going to be one hell of a freak.
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