Now that The Batman is on HBO Max, fans are scrutinizing every frame of the film for hidden details, and director Matt Reeves has confirmed a particularly well-nestled one on Twitter
Reeves responded to a fan who, tagging him on a screengrab from the movie, asked if their observation was indeed correct.
The fan shared a screengrab of an establishing shot outside the Iceberg Lounge, where Colin Farrell’s “Oz” rules the roost, and asked if a barely visible shadowy figure in a house across
the street was Paul Dano’s Riddler. “Indeed, I can confirm. 100%,” Reeves wrote, quote-tweeting the original post. "You can actually see Paul Dano's Riddler in the window opposite
the Iceberg Lounge, waiting, watching," wrote the fan, giving a shoutout to their friend who originally spotted the Easter egg.
In the film, which was released theatrically in March, The Riddler is presented as a Zodiac-style serial killer, who picks off crooked politicians and law enforcement
City one by one. Reeves’ interpretation of Batman, played by Robert Pattinson, takes the character back to his detective roots. The three-hour film unfolds like a noir, as Batman
The screengrab, by the way, is a neat reminder of just how unique Reeves’ version of Gotham was. Filmed mostly in Liverpool, The Batman was marred by numerous production delays
owing to the pandemic, which ballooned its budget to a reported $200 million. CGI was used to enhance the Gotham skyline in most shots, probably including the one we’re talking about