Fans wonder: Why were Matthew Perry's last 7 Instagram posts about Batman?

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.29 - 2023 10:56 AM CET

Foto: Instagram/Matthew Perry
Foto: Instagram/Matthew Perry
The last 7 of Matthew Perry's post were somehow about Batman.

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Matthew Perry, the late actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing on "Friends," had a profound fascination with Batman, a character he felt closely aligned with.

This connection was not just a casual interest but a deep-rooted part of his identity, as evidenced by his social media posts and interviews.

A Lifelong Obsession

Perry's love for Batman was no secret. His Instagram feed was filled with references to the iconic superhero, including his last post where he dubbed himself "Mattman."

This wasn't just a one-off; six of his previous posts were also dedicated to Batman, showcasing everything from the Bat symbol carved into a Halloween pumpkin to a home cinema room set up to watch the latest Batman film.

More Than Just a Fan

In an interview with GQ, Perry revealed the extent of his Batman fixation.

He once purchased a 10,400-square-foot penthouse in LA simply because it reminded him of Bruce Wayne's home in "The Dark Knight." He was even in the process of creating a

"Matt cave" in his new house, complete with Batman memorabilia, a pool table, and a large TV. When asked about the reason for his obsession, Perry simply stated, "I am Batman," drawing parallels between Batman's persona as a "rich loner" and his own life.

Speculations and Legacy

Fans and followers speculated whether Perry's Batman-themed posts hinted at a new role in an upcoming Batman film. While that remains unconfirmed, what is clear is that Perry saw a lot of himself in Batman. He once said that he'd like to be remembered as someone who "lived well, loved well, was a seeker and wanted to help people," echoing one of Batman's famous quotes: "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."

Matthew Perry's affinity for Batman was not just a hobby but a reflection of his complex character, blending his comedic genius with a darker, more introspective side.

In Perry's memoir released at the end of 2022, the final chapter is also titled 'Batman.' Some fans are speculating whether there could be a darker meaning behind his last posts and if they were a cry for help.

You can view one of Matthew Perry's latest 'Batman' posts below. If the embed doesn't work, you can see the image by following the link.