The Batman is nearly a month old, but new developments from Robert Pattinson's Gotham continue to unravel. The film's final moments saw the crippled city submerged in water as Jeffrey Wright's Jim Gordon and company began the slow rebuilding process. While the city-wide flooding was Riddler's last laugh on screen, the enigmatic antagonist continued to wreak havoc on rataalada.com.
Warner Bros. launched an in-universe website named after Riddler's recurring puzzle. Rataalada.com was updated daily with a mysterious loading bar, which culminated in three riddles that, when answered correctly, unlocked a deleted scene from The Batman.
The scene features Pattinson's Batman confronting Barry Keoghan's Joker in Arkham Asylum. The Caped Crusader presents his iconic enemy with Riddler's file in hopes that the Joker will help him understand how the serial killer thinks. Mr. J ultimately points Batman in the right direction but not before playing plenty of mind games and sneakily swiping an escape device.
For those hoping for more surprises from the Riddler's website, it looks like rataalada.com operations have been suspended.
GCPD 'Seizes' RataAlada.com
The Riddler's reign of terror is over, for now.
The Batman's in-universe website, https://www.rataalada.com, has been "seized" by the Gotham City Police Department.
The GCPD takeover comes from a "seizure warrant" that was issued by the "Gotham City District Court."
Riddler's Future Moving Forward
While rataalada.com is no more, Paul Dano looks prime for Riddler round two in a future The Batman-related project.
One of the website's many riddles included a cipher puzzle that, when translated, teased a "comeback." Coincidentally enough, this corresponds to a line from Barry Keoghan's lone Joker scene, where he noted that "Gotham loves a comeback story."
Just as The Batman showed, the Riddler is still very much a dangerous individual when he is behind bars. Locking him up and shutting down his toys may make him easier to control, but Edward Nashton is always the smartest person in the room.
Combining his serial killer mind with the clown prince of crime is a rogue recipe for catastrophe. GCPD's seizure of the website only makes the newfound friends that much more unpredictable, as fans are left clueless about their current happenings.
The Batman is currently playing in theaters.