The Gotham City Police Department has seized The Riddler’s secret website.
If you’ve been following along with The Batman’s promotional tour, you’ll know the team launched an ARG website www.rataalada.com to give various updates on The Batman. This site was used to announce a new Riddler comic book written by Paul Dano, and more explosively, reveal a deleted scene from the movie with the Joker.
Now, however, GCPD has seized the domain meaning the Riddler’s posts might be slowing for now. But with a Gotham City spinoff show in the works at HBO Max, this might not be the last we see from the URL.
The official Batman Twitter account announced rataalada’s latest update in a tweet writing, “Must all games come to an end <?>” which could mean the end of Riddler’s updates. But the question mark at the end leaves this space potentially open for new announcements later on, possibly related to the upcoming Gotham City spinoff.
HBO appears to have full confidence in Matt Reeves’ version of Gotham City and has already announced two spinoff series. One will star Colin Farrell’s Penguin, the other was announced as a Gotham City PD show, but will now focus on Arkham Asylum.
Reeves is focusing on these two spinoffs, especially the Arkham Asylum series which could potentially include Barry Keoghan’s Joker. The series was originally announced as a GCPD show, following the police who serve Gotham City. But director Matt Reeves later said the show “evolved” into a series focused on Arkham Asylum. Rather than a police procedural, this series is now more like “a horror movie or a haunted house that is Arkham.”
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Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.
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