The end of Batman explained: El rata Alada, Mystery Prisoner, Cat Woman and more

Robert Pattinson plays the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

A menacing serial killer named the Riddler (Paul Dano) begins a deadly game that targets Gotham’s institutional corruption during Bruce Wayne’s second year of crime-fighting Gotham.

Don’t worry, this isn’t an origin story, so we won’t have to see Martha Wayne’s pearls falling to the ground in Crime Alley anymore.

Bruce, on the other hand, is already a very capable street vigilante, but this new danger forces him to evolve into something more in order to find out who the killer is. The black version of the Caped Crusader and the different twists in the story are reminiscent of the great thrillers.


Riddler has a mysterious character at the heart of his storylines known as “el rata alada” or “the rat with wings”. This individual is the Mafia informant who provided the police with information that led to the arrest and conviction of infamous gangster Salvatore Maroni, who dealt a crippling blow to the drug trafficking industry of the city. Penguin (Colin Farrell) initially has Batsy’s suspicions, but he doesn’t know enough about the situation to be the bad guy.

Ultimately, Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravitz) is the one to solve this mystery as she tries to uncover the truth behind the murder of her closest friend, Annika, who had a secret romance with Mayor Mitchell (Rupert Penry Jones). Sal Maroni was a slush fund, and the mayor and the GCPD cooperated with another mobster, Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), to bring him to justice, the mayor tells him. Falke took over the pharmaceutical company from Falcone even though the GCPD was praised for the massive drug raid, which had no impact.

To make matters even more complicated, anyone involved in the plan can be blackmailed by Falcone into doing whatever he wants. In his mind, he is the real mayor of Gotham. The Riddler shoots Falcone with a sniper rifle as Gordon and Batman apprehend him, thus removing the decaying core of the city.

Catwoman character

While researching the death of her friend Annika, Selina Kyle uncovers another twist: she is the left-behind daughter of Carmine Falcone.

When Selina was a child, her mother worked under the Iceberg salon and was romantically involved with Falcone.

Selina approaches Falcone with the intention of murdering him after discovering that Falcone’s actions were responsible for Annika’s death.

In the end, Bruce persuades Selina to give up her revenge, and Falcone is detained by the police.

However, he is ultimately murdered by The Riddler’s schemes.

Selina leaves, but she returns to defend Bruce from the Riddler’s soldiers.

Selina leaves Gotham at the end of the film, parting ways with Bruce, despite having a deep romantic connection.

Mystery Prisoner is the new Joker (Barry Keoghan)

So let’s talk about The Clown Among Us, shall we? When Riddler cries because Batman foiled his plan, an evil inmate at Arkham Correctional Facility comforts him. This unidentified person tells Nashton, “You know what they say, one day you’re on top of the world and the next day you’re a clown.” This person has a gruesome smile and a terrifying voice.

You can see this suggests the Joker is already in Gotham, but it’s unclear why Arkham has him there, or if Bruce has ever encountered the Joker in the two years since he wore his cape and his hood for the first time.

The Eternals star Barry Keoghan is the clown in this new Batman mythology, which is a bit unexpected given how popular Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker was in 2019. In contrast, Matt Reeves and co-writer Peter Craig have now any creative authority over their own Clown Prince Of Crime, rather than having to work with the personality of Phoenix and the timeline that was established in Phoenix.

The Batman: is a sequel planned?

“we started talking about another movie” said Matt Reeves in an interview

That said, the filmmaker told Collider he’d be interested in making a more serious Mr. Freeze movie, saying, “There’s a grounded version of this story, and I think it’s going to be really powerful and really great. “

So if Warner Bros. greenlights Reeves for The Batman 2, we may see Robert Pattinson take on a gritty version of Victor Fries in a few years.