Batman / Batman Joker

Will the Batman Be Connected to Joker?

The Batman is one of the most anticipated movies of 2021. Fans are excited to see Robert Pattinson as the new Dark Knight, and they are curious to know if this movie will be connected to Joker, which was released in 2019 and received critical acclaim. Let’s explore this topic in detail.

What we know so far

The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who has confirmed that this movie will not be connected to Joker. In an interview with Nerdist, he said, “No, [The Batman] doesn’t connect to Joker.” This means that The Batman will not feature Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker or any other character from that movie.

Why fans thought The Batman could be connected to Joker

There are several reasons why fans speculated that The Batman could be connected to Joker. First of all, both movies are set in Gotham City and feature iconic characters from the Batman universe.

Secondly, Todd Phillips’ Joker was a standalone film that explored the origin story of the Clown Prince of Crime. Fans wondered if The Batman would also have a similar approach and delve into the backstory of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

How The Batman could still reference Joker

Even though The Batman is not officially connected to Joker, it’s possible that there could be some references or Easter eggs related to the 2019 movie. For example, there could be a news report or a newspaper headline about the events of Joker. Or maybe one of the characters in The Batman could mention Arthur Fleck (Joker’s real name) in passing.


In conclusion, The Batman will not be directly connected to Joker. However, it’s still possible that there could be some nods or references to the 2019 movie. Regardless of whether or not there is any connection between these two films, one thing is for sure – both movies are highly anticipated by fans and are expected to be box office hits.