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The first official trailer for Matt Reeves‘ highly-anticipated The Batman was revealed over the weekend.

In the trailer, viewers are briefly shown a cryptic message from The Riddler in a card. Now, it looks like one fan has already decoded the message and revealed what it says.

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Due to coronavirusThe Batman‘s release has been delayed from June 25, 2021 to Oct. 1, 2021. Despite this setback, DC has given fans a glimpse of what they can expect from the highly-awaited film in a new trailer.

The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne. Alongside Pattinson, viewers also see Paul Dano‘s The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Colin Farrell as Penguin in the new trailer. As well, the trailer includes a cryptic message from The Riddler.

A card from The Riddler is left on the body of a victim for Batman. Inside the card, it says “what does a liar do when he’s dead?” Along with this message, a series of codes are written on the card.

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Shortly after The Batman trailer’s release, one fan shared that they believe the code says “he lies still.” The fan, Andrew Lane, then explained his methodology in a Twitter thread. He first looked through the symbols to identify recurring ones and then used a process of elimination.

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“I first analyzed the different symbols and found the ones that were reoccurring throughout the code,” he tweets. “From here, I had two thought processes. I had a feeling that The Riddler may use the word ‘Batman’ so I solved the first part as Batman.”

“This didn’t work because the symbols that I substituted with letters in the first phrase didn’t line up with the same symbols in the second one,” he continues. “So I went to my next thought process, which was replacing the matching symbols in the first phrase with ‘E’ since it is the most used letter in the English language.”

Lane then tried to see if any consecutive letters were used in the phrase.

“Then the matching consecutive letters in the second phrase I replaced with a double ‘L’, because it is the most commonly used consecutive letters in the English language. Then I used the riddle on the right side of the card and the substituted letters to figure out the rest.”

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“The answer to the riddle is ‘He Lies Still,'” Lane concludes. “This is a double entendre, because he is literally lying still due to death and also continues to lie after death.”

So far, we’ve received several other sneak peeks into the new film including the new Batsuit as well as the Batcycle and Batmobile. Last week, Reeves unveiled the official logo and another look at the Batsuit.

Production for The Batman is scheduled to resume in the U.K. in September. Production was initially shut down due to coronavirus.

The official trailer for The Batman is available to watch below.

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