Speaking to Variety, Reeves gave a wide ranging interview about the film and touched upon that memorable final scene that takes place at the very end of the film.
We are gonna talk spoilers from here, so if you have not seen the film yet, please proceed at your own risk.
The Batman Director Claims Secret Cameo Isn’t A Sequel Tease
So, if you have seen the film, you will know that The Riddler has a conversation with an unidentified fellow prisoner at Arkham Asylum.
That prisoner has been confirmed to be The Joker, portrayed by Barry Keoghan.
Now, instinctively, you might think that this means that The Joker will appear in any potential sequel?
Well, not quite.
Speaking about the scene, Reeves said:
It’s not an Easter egg scene. It’s not one of those end credits Marvel or DC scenes where it’s going, like, ‘Hey, here’s the next movie!’ In fact, I have no idea when or if we would return to that character in the movie. I never was trying to say like, ‘Hey, guess what, here’s the Joker. Next movie!
Reeves clarified about what the intentions were for the scene:
The idea was more to say, ‘Hey, look, if you think that trouble is going to go away in Gotham, you can forget it. It’s already here. And it’s already delicious.
Matt Reeves Talks What’s Next For The Batman
With the film impressing critics and fans, a sequel (and a trilogy) is unsurprisingly very close to being greenlit.
Reeves and his team have constructed such a fascinating look at Gotham City, and we can’t wait to see what a sequel has in store for us.
The Batman is now in cinemas.
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