Fans Spot 'Batman' Blunder As Alfred Vs The Riddler Scene Goes Viral

Batman fever is at an all-time high with the release of the latest movie in the franchise, starring Robert Pattison at Bruce Wayne.

Fans of the character have been poring over the films and spotted a very obvious blunder in a scene between butler Alfred, and foe The Riddler.

But it's not Andy Serkis and Paul Dano from the 2022 movie, rather the 1995 blockbuster Batman Forever, starring Val Kilmer as the crime-fighting hero.

In fact, the scene in question features Jim Carrey as Edward Nygma (more commonly known as "The Riddler"), alongside Michael Gough as Wayne's faithful old friend.

Alongside a clip showing Carrey in his instantly recognizable skin-tight green outfit, Redditor Kate-with-an-e wrote: "In Batman Forever (1995), Alfred pushes the tray to the left after being knocked out to make a clear path for the closet door."

It shows Alfred being conked on the head, before falling to the floor with his silver tray. The segment is then slowed down, and we can clearly see the actor's hand sliding the tray out the way.

The reason why becomes apparent, as The Riddler, flanked by his cronies, burst in after managing to knock Alfred out, and proceed to fling open the closet door—which crucially opens outwards.

The blunder has racked up more than 17,000 upvotes since being shared to the site's Movie Details forum on Tuesday.

Numerous people commented on the gaffe, as Herrdirektor57 joked: "Alfred is always helpful, even unconscious.

Laughing__Man wrote: "That just shows you how great of a butler Alfred was." InBetweenerWithDream reckoned: "I knew Alfred is up to something." Insanetwit raved: "A butler to the end, Alfred cleans up his own messes, even when unconscious!"

While Abremac claimed: "He also keeps his foot lifted so the villains can grab it and drag him off screen." Sad-Turnip-3308 commented: "Butlering is hard. Discipline is everything. Even when ur down. You better make way for the dude in tights."

JoPublix raved: "Alfred, always a considerate gentlemen to the last." While Jmar_000 added: "Even when he's knocked out he cleans."

Fans of DC Comics know the Batman character has been around since 1939, after first appearing in an animated strip.

Created by Bill Fingers and Bob Kane, the character spawned numerous films and T.V. series, starting with Batman: The Movie, released in 1966, all the way up to The Batman, released in March.

In-between there's been Batman Returns, in 1992, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, 1997's Batman and Robin, starring Alicia Silverstone, The Dark Knight, released in 2008, and The Dark Knight Rises, which came out in 2012, with Heath Ledger in his acclaimed role as The Joker in the former.

Meanwhile, Batman took on a fellow superhero in the self-explanatory Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and also had cameos in Suicide Squad, both released in 2016, and Justice League, which came out the following year.

And not to mention there's also been a more recent animated movies about the character, with The Lego Batman Movie released in 2017.

Over the years various actors have donned the brooding mask, including George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Christian Bale, alongside a range of foes and side-kicks.

The Riddler is one enemy who's been around since 1948, with the role initially taken on by Frank Gorshin for the big screen.

In the latest movie, Pattison stars alongside Zoë Kravtiz as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, another established character in the franchise.

Directed by Matt Reeves, the nearly three-hour long movie pulled in $134,008,624 in its opening weekend, according to IMBD.

Batman Forever poster and Jim Carey.
Batman Forever movie poster and Jim Carey. A fan has spotted a blunder in the 1995 film. Sunset Boulevard/IMBD / GETTY