It’s been a slow few months for superhero news as multiple productions have halted due to the Covid19 pandemic around the world, but that has’t stopped DC and Warner Bros. from delivering hot topics such as the release of the controversial “Snyder Cut” of the 2017 “Justice League” film and actress Ruby Rose stepping out from the Batman Woman cowl and calling it quits midsession. Now with news already buzzing around Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” we didn’t expect there would be more to be excited for.
According to our contributing insider Daniel Richtman, Matt Reeves is planning to introduce a new Joker into his Batman trilogy. Reeves is planning for the Joker to appear in the second and third movies as one of the films' multiple villains. This new Joker will be referenced in 2021'sThe Batman, and casting for the role has not yet begun.
To date, we know that the film will include a few of Batman's quintessential adversaries, such as The Riddler and Penguin. And with Batman's vast rogues' gallery, it has spawned theories for future villain appearances.
Matt Reeve's planned inclusion of the Joker in his Batman trilogy is an answer to the wishes of DC fans, and potentially Robert Pattinson himself. Speculation surrounding the Clown Prince of Crime was elevated following Pattinson sparking a crossover theory with Joaquin Phoenix's version of the character. Following the box office and critical success of the 2019 film, with the added fact that both Joker and The Batman are independent of the DCEU, a crossover between the two seemed like a match made in heaven.
This report helps bring weight to the hope of a crossover, but it does note that this will be a new version of the character, negating the hope of a Joaquin Phoenix appearance.
So tell us what you think would you like to see Joaquin Phoenix take on Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves‘ “The Batman”?