Editor’s observe: This story initially went dwell. on Friday, February 26. With The Batman out now in theaters, it has been republished.
Main spoilers for The Batman observe.
The Batman director has revealed he left a “actually cool” scene out of the movie’s remaining lower – and it concerned Barry Keoghan’s thriller villain.
Talking completely to TechRadar forward of The Batman’s launch, Matt Reeves opened up on the content material he eliminated as a way to shorten the DC film’s runtime. And, curiously, Reeves teased that one specific sequence contained extra of Keoghan’s enigmatic character.
The Dunkirk and Eternals star’s function has been the topic of loads of on-line hypothesis, with followers determined to be taught if any of the rumors regarding Keoghan’s character are true.
Understandably, Reeves was very selective in regards to the phrases he used to explain Keoghan’s character in order to not spoil the shock forward of the Darkish Knight’s newest cinematic journey. Reeves did, nevertheless, talk about a lower scene from The Batman that was “actually cool” to movie, earlier than closely suggesting that it is going to be launched a while after the movie’s launch.
Spoilers for The Batman’s remaining scene observe after the picture under. You may have been warned.
“There have been scenes we lower that I appreciated,” Reeves stated. “In actual fact, there is a scene with the unseen prisoner (Keoghan), who seems on the finish of the film in Arkham [Asylum] with the Riddler. There was an earlier scene the place Batman went to Arkham to attempt to profile the Riddler, and Barry is in that scene. It is a very cool scene, and I am positive we’ll we’ll launch the scene after the film comes out, as a result of it is a actually cool deleted scene.”
In different spoiler-filled articles (together with chats with IGN, Leisure Weekly, and CinemaBlend), Reeves confirmed that Keoghan’s character was, in reality, the Joker. So it appears like we’ll be seeing the Clown Prince of Crime once more very quickly.
The Batman’s close to three-hour runtime makes it one of many longest Batman motion pictures ever, so it is unsurprising to be taught that quite a lot of much less vital scenes had been faraway from the ultimate model. In actual fact, if earlier reviews are to be believed, Warner Bros. examined a four-hour lower of the movie in early check screenings. It is potential, then, that The Batman may have been even longer than it’s.
However, as he has stated in different interviews, Reeves confirmed that there is not a director’s lower of The Batman, which Warner Bros. has squirreled away for an additional day.
“There’s nothing that I took out of the film that I want was in it,” Reeves added. “That is the lower of the film. I imply, there is not any, it isn’t like there’s another [director’s cut]. The superb factor is I obtained to make the film that I wished to make, and that is this film.”
For extra content material regarding The Batman, learn up on why Reeves by no means meant to make an R-rated Caped Crusader superhero film. You too can try our different exclusives on how The Batman honors one significantly iconic horror director, and what excites Colin Farrell probably the most about The Penguin’s forthcoming HBO Max spin-off.
Lastly, in case you’ve seen The Batman and want its ending and post-credits scene defined in additional element, we have got you lined.