The Batman is finally out and we now have the answers to a lot of important questions. For instance, fans have long speculated about Barry Keoghan's role in the film and what it would mean for the future of the franchise. Luckily, we now know who the Eternals star portrayed in the movie and it's a cool surprise! WATCH OUT! THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS THE BATMAN SPOILERS, PROCEED WITH CAUTION!
In The Batman, Bruce Wayne managed to capture The Riddler who turns out to be a forensics accountant named Edward Nashton. Edward reveals he has been tormenting Bruce because he was jealous of all the sympathy Bruce received when his parents died while Edward's parents' death was completely ignored. Edward also wanted to join Batman and become a vigilante but Bruce rejects him.
While Edward is incarcerated at the Arkham State Hospital, his followers push through with the plans to assassinate mayor-elect Bella Real. Batman and Catwoman manage to stop the followers but Edward finds a new ally in the asylum. The mysterious inmate is played by none other than Barry Keoghan and he sounds a lot like the Joker. Check it out here.
There isn't anything new here considering that fans have long speculated that Barry Keoghan is playing the Joker in the film. However, it is still an awesome confirmation that fans have been waiting for all this time. For now, it is unclear what the future holds for The Batman but there is little doubt that the Dunkirk star will appear in more scenes in the planned sequel. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The film is now screening in theaters worldwide.