'The Batman' Deleted Scene in Arkham Would Have Changed the Entire Movie

Matt Reeves' The Batman brings several Batman villains to the big screen in a way no filmmaker has ever had before. Enemies like Paul Dano Riddler seemed uncomfortably realistic because he could very well exist in the real world. However, in a deleted scene from The Batman, Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight sits down with the Joker (Barry Keoghan) in Arkham. If Reeves had included the clip in the final cut, it could have changed the whole movie.

In 'The Batman' Deleted Scene, Robert Pattinson Meets The Joker

Batman, Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), and Commissioner Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) struggled to stop the Riddler as he killed people across Gotham City. However, Reeves originally planned for the Dark Knight to turn to an unlikely source of help.

In The Batman deleted scene, Pattinson's vigilante is descended into Arkham Asylum, called Arkham State Hospital in the film. To catch a criminal, he decides to ask for one. Then, behind thick glass, a familiar, scarred person appears.

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While in The Batman Ending, Keoghan very briefly appeared as the Joker, fans didn't fully check him out. However, the deleted scenes showed it in full.

Keoghan sports twisted scars and a creepy smile. He sneers a Joker laugh several times in the clip. However, while the twisted smile and personality bring back classic DC Comics Clown Prince of Crime imagery, his words could have changed the movie entirely.

How 'The Batman' Deleted Scene Could Have Changed the Entire Movie

As The Joker mocks Robert Pattinson's Batman, he stops Bruce Wayne just before he leaves in The Batman deleted scene.

“I don't think you really care about his motives, whether he loves you or hates you. I think somewhere, deep down, you're just terrified because you're not sure he's wrong, huh? joked Joker. "You think they deserved it!" »

Those who've seen the movie know that while The Batman Movie doesn't shy away from the harsher realities, it ends on a more optimistic note about reunion.

However, if the Joker's brief monologue had remained in the film, the hopeful ending would have been extremely confusing. The inspiring words of Robert Pattinson's hero could have a very different hue if even he doubts the possibility of redemption.

Robert Pattinson's clip with Barry Keoghan's Joker should have stayed in Matt Reeves' film?

The Batman deleted scene could have altered the entire message of the movie. The Joker could have turned a hopeful ending into an ending, wondering if there was anything left in Gotham City to save.

While that would have made the movie a much harder pill to swallow, should the scene have stayed?

In the end, it comes down to your personal preferences. Batman's gallery of thieves included corrupt politicians like Two-Face, mob bosses like the Penguin (Colin Farrell in The Batman ), and even hitmen like Carmine Falcone (John Turturro).

Batman has always fought against the injustices that our real world faces. However, while he became popular for being a symbol of revenge, Reeves wanted to give Bruce Wayne more of a character arc.

If Joker even suggested that Batman had lost hope in Gotham City, that might have undermined his personal journey for some fans.

While The Batman deleted scene remains on the cutting room floor, it's interesting to see how the movie could have changed with it. However, one has to wonder how The Batman sequel could have been changed as well.