*This article contains spoilers for the ending of ‘The Batman’
Although ‘The Batman’ is being a success of critical reception and box office, Warner Bros. are playing hard to get when it comes to announcing the sequel to the film by Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson. Both the director and the protagonist have said on several occasions not only that they want to return, but that they have big plans for the current Bruce Wayne on the big screen.
A new clue could be hidden on the Enigma website that was announced during the credits of the film. A countdown was recently seen that, at the end, showed a new puzzle from the character of Paul Dano. Translated, the text says “Gotham loves a comeback (Gotham loves a comeback)”.
We have already heard that phrase in ‘The Batman’, specifically in the scene where Enigma, already locked up in Arkham, makes a mysterious friend. The character played by Barry Keoghan, who all points to him being the new Joker, tells him that Gotham loves a comeback story. Do you mean that Enigma will return to be part of the more than likely sequel to ‘The Batman’ or is it simply a way of saying that the announcement of that sequel is imminent?
The Wayne-Arkham Conspiracy
The website rataalada.com has also been updated with another message from the chat with Enigma in which it invites us to “discover more” while he reassures us because he is “safe here with your new friend”. What’s important? “See you soon”, speaking in the plural. Is an Enigma-Joker collaboration coming? To make the wait more enjoyable, the villain offers us a new reward for having found the web. It is a new zip file, this time without a password, which includes all the information he managed to collect on the Waynes, the Arkhams and the fall of Gotham into the hands of corruption. So we will have to put on the detective hat and find out if there is any more clue to the future of ‘The Batman’ in all these images.
The film does have a couple of spin-offs confirmed by its director, which we will see soon on HBO Max. One is a prequel centered on Penguin (Colin Farrell), which recently received the green light from the streaming platform for the entire first season to go into production. The second will focus on the Arkham Asylum where the Enigma and Joker await.