Yesterday, Matt Reeves dropped that deleted scene in the video above. In it, shows Batman meeting the Joker at Arkham Asylum.
I read an interview with Matt Reeves that even though he liked that scene very much, it couldn’t be in the movie for whatever reason. Matt reveals that there is another deleted Joker scene before this one that he plans on releasing soon.
Will the Joker become the main villain for Batman 2 or 3? As of this point, Matt is not sure. He doesn’t know yet so keep in mind that’s not a “yes” or a “no” so that also means “never say never”.
The Joker scenes didn’t really need to be in the movie ’cause there was an already established relationship between the Batman and the Joker… that means, the two already knew each other long before this movie.
In my opinion, I think Keoghan’s Joker is really cool, though. I think it’s more frightening than the earlier Joker’s in the past.
I agree that Joker has been over done but Matt shouldn’t ignore Joker completely though. Ya know what would be cool? Since these movies were meant to be a new introduction of the Rogues Gallery villains, how about having Keoghan’s Joker team up with the other villains Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler to try and destroy Batman and Gotham altogether. We haven’t had a Batman movie like that yet where all the villains team up kind of like in the old 1966 Batman show. Maybe that’s where this new Batman trilogy is kind of going… have all the villains team up and go against Batman.
People are tired of the Joker but that character is an important foe of Batman. That’s why he’s all over the place. Batman wouldn’t have become so iconic if it wasn’t for the Joker, think about it right? Joker has been all over the comics and graphic novels for decades.
I’m loving Matt’s take on the Batman and there’s probably gonna be a 2 and 3. I’m the biggest Batman superfan you’ll ever see. Love the character and the stories so much. My Batman graphic novel collection is starting to get pretty big too (I have about 23 Batman graphic novels on my bookshelf) and I have some Batman comics as well.