A deleted clip from The Batman has been published by Warner Bros., hinting to a new position for the well-known superhero.

The sequence is one of two in which the Joker appears, but it was deleted from the final edit of The Batman 

Because director Matt Reeves felt it repeated material and muddied the storyline

In fact, Matt Reeves almost removed both Joker sequences

because he wasn't sure if he wanted the Joker to play a major role in Batman's huge rebirth.

The Joker sequence in The Batman that made it to the final cut depicts him forging an alliance with the Riddler,

while the deleted scene has him talking to Batman and giving him advice on how to capture the Riddler

 As a result, the relationship between the Joker and Batman is already formed,

as the Joker is safely imprisoned, despite not yet identifying as the Joker

Barry Keoghan, who starred in Marvel's Eternals, notably played the Joker in a (largely) hidden cameo role towards the conclusion of The Batman

when he and Paul Dano's Riddler became cell mates in Arkham Asylum.

In this deleted scene, Batman and Joker move much closer for a classic interrogation through the glass,

In which Joker assists Batman in forming a profile on The Riddler.

In which Joker assists Batman in forming a profile on The Riddler.

In response to the publication of this Joker deleted scene, Keoghan stated that he has "No words" for what Matt Reeves accomplished with it.

Reeves told Variety, "It's not an Easter egg moment.

Reeves also said that In fact, I'm not sure when or if we'll see that character again in the movies.