Well, it is out and that means The Batman spoilers are go! But first, the numbers are in. Matt Reeves’ The Batman has landed $128.5 million domestically and a further $120 million internationally in its very first weekend. Easily the best opening weekend of 2022, and joining only Spider-Man: No Way Home as movies to break $100 million in a weekend since the Chinese left the door open in Wuhan.
While it seemed to split fans down the middle in early reviews, they have also settled down and are trending to very positive with an A- CinemaScore. All this despite not veering to young audiences and with a 3-hour runtime. One of our Outposters loved The Batman, another not so much.
Well, now that a weekend is over and the keen will have seen it already, we know some Outposters have been raring to get going. To talk about the detail and cover some spoilers. So this is it, the spoiler discussion for The Batman.
The Batman Spoilers – Warning
If you haven’t seen it yet, are avoiding spoilers, and want to remain pure, then turn back now. If you have already seen it, or don’t care either way, then let’s get going. The Batman spoiler thread is open for business.
One talking point is sure to be the scene near the end with the Riddler in Arkham Asylum and talking with a cellmate next door who refers to a clown and cackles with laughter.
Eternals and Dunkirk star Barry Keoghan played the role credited as Unseen Arkham Inmate but definitely the Joker. In a Variety interview, Reeves says that this is not set up for the sequel:
“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 movies.
I never was trying to say like, ‘Hey, guess what, here’s the Joker. Next movie!’. 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.’”
Reeves confirms he had initially planned for Keoghan’s Joker to appear in two scenes, one was cut in which Batman visits the Joker in the asylum and Joker says:
“It’s almost our anniversary, isn’t it?”
Another example of Reeves and The Batman turning away from origin stories. This is just one thing. Now it is open season on The Batman spoilers – have at it, glorious Outposters! Give no quarter!