Eagle-Eyed Fans Realize Joker Began Planning His Escape In ‘The Batman’ Deleted Scene

Joker Began Planning His Escape In 'The Batman' Deleted Scene

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  • Barry Keoghan’s version of Joker was briefly introduced in The Batman.
  • The new Clown Prince of Clown was then further featured in a newly-released deleted scene.
  • The Batman fans have noticed a small detail in the scene that suggests Joker is planning his escape.


After making a brief and obscured debut in the theatrical cut of The Batman, Barry Keoghan’s version of Joker was given a proper introduction to fans when Warner Bros. released a deleted scene from the film.

The scene features Robert Pattinson’s Batman visiting Keoghan’s Clown Prince of Crime in Arkham Asylum in an effort to gain more insight into Riddler. While questioning Joker, Batman passes Joker a file of Riddler’s crimes for him to take a look at, and in doing so, unwittingly set into motion a sequence of events that may see the deranged Arkham inmate escape.

As The Batman fans have since pointed out, the paper clip that was attached to the file when Batman passed it through the protective window is no longer there when he gets the file back, suggesting that may use the paper clip to escape his restraints and break out of the maximum-security asylum. And if he’s not using it to break it, when it comes to Joker, you can guarantee that he’ll be using it to raise some sort of hell.

The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson, and Barry Keoghan as Joker — is now playing in theaters.

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