With DC using Batman vs Superman as their main launching pad into Justice League, they’ve got to be careful not to overload the movie too much with characters. There’s already the titular Batman and Superman, and there will be appearances by Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Green Lantern, with Nightwing and Doomsday rumored. And the movie already has its main villain with Lex Luthor, so what’s up with BvS cinematographer Larry Fong tweeting a picture of a playing card embedded in concrete? There isn’t room at this point for the Joker in the film, but it is reasonable to think that they could tease the character as a lead-in to having him as the main villain in Justice League, which would certainly bring in the crowds.
Effing incredible Batman fan comic ‘The Deal’ shows what would happen if Batman and the Joker finally destroyed each other
Even though the Joker is and kinda always has to be a constant presence in the Batman universe, and the Joker has done pretty much everything to push Batman to his personal limits, but Batman has never crossed the line and killed the Joker. In return, the Joker kills everyone but Batman just to keep fucking with him. But what if there were no more lines? What if these two arch rivals finally went all the way? I think this comic just broke my mind.
I’m really looking forward to DC’s animated feature length adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns, and now that Michael Emerson, whom you may remember as Ben Linus from Lost, has been cast as the voice of the Joker.
Of the zillion Dark Knight Rises rumors that once filled the corners of the internet, one I was hoping for was to see, even if just for a couple seconds, some bit of the Joker. But not a thing. Not a single second of repurposed cutting floor footage showing the Joker locked up in Arkham, not even a single fucking word. Not once in DKR did anyone mention the Joker. At all. But the novelization of the movie may provide some answer. Not a good one, but it’s something.