‘The Batman’ Riddler Riddle Solved


Fans have solved The Batman riddle featured in the trailer on the card that was left by the Riddler: “What does a liar do when he’s dead?”

The scene takes place near the start of the trailer with Jeffrey Wright’s Gordon and Robert Pattinson’s Batman investigating a murder scene of what looks to be someone connected to the mayor of Gotham City.

“Haven’t a clue. Let’s play a game. Just me and you,” reads Gordon from the card as he asks Pattinson’s Batman, “Does this mean anything to you?”

While Batman didn’t solve the riddle in the trailer, various Reddit sleuths have and offer the answer:

He lies still.

Get it?

Since it’s a dead body it’s still.

However, it may actually be a riddle within a riddle as it suggests the dead body is still lying about something: So the person killed is a liar but he’s still lying about something?

What that exactly all means is for Batman to solve.

What is also interesting is that it seems the card may be a Halloween card judging by the skeleton on the cover as I’ve been told Matt Reeves has in part adapted the DC Comics story, Batman “The Long Halloween.”

Check it out below.

The Riddler clue starts around the 43-second mark.

The Batman riddle:

What does a liar do when he’s dead? He lies still.

The Batman riddle

The Batman riddle

The Batman Riddler card

The Batman riddle solved:

The Batman riddle solved

The Batman trailer:

The Batman has an Oct. 1, 2021 release directed by Matt Reeves starring Robert Pattinson as Gotham City’s vigilante detective, Batman, and billionaire Bruce Wayne.

Starring alongside Pattinson as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis as Alfred; and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot.