What Happens to The Riddler at the end of Matt Reeves’ The Batman?

The Batman is out now and, receiving praises from fans and critics alike for its impeccable cinematography, score, direction and, cast that gave one of the most memorable performances of the decade. Directed by Matt Reeves, the film is based on everyone’s favourite DC Comics character and is produced by DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Rebooting the franchise, the screenplay is by Reeves and Peter Craig.

The Batman flaunts an ensemble cast that includes Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton / Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot / Penguin. The premise of the movie follows Batman in his early days of fighting crime in Gotham and, meeting one of his first enemies- The Riddler.

Paul Dano completely nailed his role as The Riddler, even though the man did get less screen time in comparison to other actors in the film. Yet his impact as portrayed a demanded, psychopath was remarkable and, will stay will us for a long time. However, it was the ending of the film and Riddler’s ultimate fate that excited the audiences more than ever.

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What happened to The Riddler?

At the end of the film, we see the Riddler getting caught, by the police. However, he had already orchestrated his master plan before giving in to the police which he later confesses to the Batman that helps the latter save Gotham. We see Batman stop Riddler’s minions or acolytes from completely sending Gotham into ruins. This is followed by a climactic sequence where audiences see The Riddler at the Arkham Prison, interacting with a fellow cellmate.

This cellmate, in question, is later revealed to none other than Gotham’s notorious and Batman’s forever long enemy, Joker. The hint that the unseen prisoner is the Joker is given to the viewers when the character poses a riddle to the Riddler which marks the end of the film. It was later revealed that the iconic character was played by Barry Keoghan.

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Also Read: The Batman: 3 Reasons to Watch Matt Reeves-Robert Pattinson’s Unique Cinematic Experience

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