‘The Batman’ Deleted Scene Reveals Barry Keoghan’s Twisted Version Of The Joker

At the conclusion of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, the riddles still weren’t over. A secret “rataalada” puzzle remained to be solved as part of the film’s marketing campaign. Well, it’s finally been figured out, and the prize is a deleted scene featuring the Dark Knight’s most infamous villain, The Joker.

Joker was played by Barry Keoghan in the film, and we only got to spend a few minutes with him as he tried to make friends with fellow inmate, The Riddler. But what we don’t know is how Joker is aware of all of Riddler’s failed plans. Well, now we have an idea…because Batman paid him a visit.

In the deleted scene, Batman approaches the jailed Joker in Arkham Asylum in hopes of getting some help in figuring out Riddler’s puzzles. And what do you think happens? Let’s just say Joker isn’t the kind of person anyone should be relying on.

In the movie itself, the looks of Joker that we get are fleeting. But here, we can see just how jacked-up and scarred he really is. This is the most disfigured Joker ever put to screen, and I hope we get to see more of him in a future movie, or perhaps one of the spinoffs headed to HBO Max?

Three more riddles were revealed, as well, which you can check out at the website here.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.