- The Joker
- General Information
- Behind the Scenes
( Lover )
( Boss )
Bob the Goon (Friend) Alicia Hunt (Lover) Carl Grissom (Boss) Joe Chill (Partner)
( Young Napier )
( Napier in flashback in Batman Forever ) Hugo E. Blick (Young Napier) David U. Hodges (Napier in flashback in
Batman Forever ( Young Napier in flashback )
(Young Napier in flashback)
- “ And now comes the part, where I relieve you the little people of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But as my plastic surgeon always said, If you gotta go… GO WITH A SMILE! “
- ―The Joker to Gotham’s citizens at Gotham’s 200th Anniversary Parade before he tries to kill them.[src]
The Joker was the chosen alias of Jack Napier, a throng hatchet man whose appearance was radically altered by chemicals and botched plastic surgery. Joker became Batman ‘s first great enemy after he attempted to take control of the city from the throng and invest mass random murders. Unknown to both parties until their former confrontations, Joker and Batman shared a secret past that made them greater enemies. Batman was regarded as an urban legend but his attempts to thwart Napier gradually left him more exposed to the public .
- Young Jack Napier .
- A young Jack Napier in Batman Forever .
Born in Brooklyn, Jack Napier came to live in Gotham City. In his school years, Jack proved himself to be emotionally unstable, but was highly intelligent, and showed aptitude in art, skill and chemistry. He besides turned to a life of violent crime. When he was fifteen, Jack was convicted of rape with a baneful weapon. He besides implied that he may have besides murdered people, including his own parents, since he was a kid. Napier besides got into a sadistic habit of asking his victims whether they “ danced with the Devil in/by the pale moonlight “ before he shot them. As a new man, Jack and his associate Joe Chill ambushed the Wayne family whilst they returned home from the Monarch Theatre. When Dr. Thomas Wayne attempted to fend off Chill as he stole a necklace from his wife, Jack shot them both in cold-blood. Planning to kill their son Bruce, Jack stepped out of the shadows and aimed his gunman, asking his signature question. Before he could shoot him, a horrified Chill convinced him to flee the scene before patrol arrived. Deciding to spare the son, Napier told Bruce he ‘d “ see him around “ before leaving. While this was likely intended as a sadistic and snarky remark, little did Jack know this was a prediction that would seal his destiny, as he and the child would meet again years late .
Grissom ‘s Number One Guy
- “ He can’t run this city without me… “
- ―Jack Napier to Alicia Hunt about Carl Grissom.[src]
As Jack aged, he worked his way up in the Mafia ranks and finally became the right-hand man of Mob Boss, Carl Grissom. Jack much toyed with a golden deck of playing cards, which saved his life sentence on one occasion by taking an otherwise fatal gunfire for him. In arrant contrast to his late hilarious attitude, Jack ‘s persona was quite sarcastic and crabbed, and he prided himself on a dignified and big appearance. At some point, Jack entered into an affair with Grissom ‘s mistress, Alicia Hunt. Jack doubted the competence of Grissom ‘s leadership of the crime syndicate and besides sneeringly retorted to a newsworthiness broadcast of Harvey Dent ‘s lecture about decent people living in Gotham : “ Decent people should live somewhere else “, adenine well as heavily implied that he ‘d kill Dent viciously if the latter tied attempted to move in on Grissom. Napier former met with Lt. Eckhardt to learn what Dent and the GCPD had been investigating. During the fight, Jack attacked the officeholder when he insulted him, the officer not retaliating due to his friend and consociate Bob threating him .
finally, Grissom discovered Napier ‘s affair with Alicia and decided to set him up to be killed by Eckhardt at Axis Chemicals. When Grissom informed Jack of his entrust job with stealing incriminating documents from the plant, he consulted his lucky deck to pull a random menu ‘s confront towards him. The card happened to be a Joker ( which, coincidentally, was the very thing that he late became ). Napier reluctantly agreed to help Grissom, despite the calling card ‘s advice. Breaking into the chemical plant with his men, Napier discovered the ruse after they broke into the chief agency vault to discover it was empty. Whilst his men kept the GCPD busy, Jack activated machinery around the plant to make detection more difficult and cover his safety valve. Grissom ‘s plan went askew thanks to interposition by Commissioner Gordon, who took charge of the officers and demanded they spare Napier, and Batman, who subdued respective of the Hoods and tracked Napier as he fled .
Making his way to the mixing chamber, Napier was confronted by Batman. however, the vigilante was forced to stand down when Bob arrived and held Gordon at point. Before he fled, Napier gunned down Eckhardt for his betrayal and attempted to do the same to Batman. however, the Dark Knight deflected his attack and the bullet train ricocheted through both of his cheek. In annoyance and in a panic, Jack lost his libra and fell off the catwalk. Though Batman caught his sleeve and attempted to pull him back up to condom, Napier ‘s baseball glove finally slipped through the vigilante ‘s and he plummeted into the chemical tub below .
Jack survived, and was washed into Gotham Harbor by a drain organ pipe. hush submerged, Jack stretched an arm up through the body of water ‘s surface, where his golden deck floated, and managed to climb out. however Jack ‘s long chemical submergence had permanently wreaked a atrocious toll : his hair’s-breadth follicles and nails were turned emerald fleeceable, his skin pigmentation was bleached chalk-white and his lips were flushed red .
Becoming the joker
- “ Jack? Jack is dead, my friend. You can call me… Joker! And as you can see, I’m a lot happier! “
- ―The Joker to Carl Grissom, moments before he killed him.[src]
After he saw the atrocious solution of his chemical confrontation, Jack turned to a backstreet plastic surgeon named Dr. Davis and was particularly desperate to have his facial wounds healed to preserve his pry appearance. Despite an extensive procedure, Davis informed Jack that not merely was he unable to reverse the chemical price to his skin and hair, but ascribable to the extent of the injury – specifically wholly sever nerves – and a lack of effective tools, Davis was forced to resort to a operation like to a face rustle ; stretching the peel of Jack ‘s buttock over the gashes to hide them, resulting in a permanent rictus smile. At Jack ‘s demand, Davis presented Jack with a mirror to reveal that his cautiously maintained appearance had been transformed to that of a clown. This was excessively much for the bootless gangster, and after moments of reflecting on all that had transpired, Jack lost touch with what little sanity that he had. He began to laugh maniacally and convulsively, then smashed the mirror that he held on the table that held Davis ‘ tools, stumbled out of the room, and laughed into the night. With Jack ‘s thinker completely snapped after he saw his bizarre new appearance, Jack then assumed the new identity of “ The Joker ”. Joker went directly to Grissom ‘s apartment, revealed his survival, and made clear that he knew that it was Grissom who set him up to die in the first gear plaza, particularly regarding Alicia as his motif, and besides held Grissom up in order to prevent him from reaching for a stowed away gunman. Grissom tried to cut a deal with Joker but the madden gangster killed him as revenge for setting him up and took over his conglomerate. When sitting at his now deceased boss ‘ desk, he picked up a newspaper which read “ Winged Freak Terrorizes Gotham ‘s Gangland ” and scowled, deciding to get revenge and “ outdo ” Batman, whom he felt was getting besides much urge. He said with a smile “ Wait ‘ll they get a load of me ”, and laughed heartily. The Clown Prince of Crime then engaged in a violent and chaotic crime spree. When Joker tried to present himself in a more “ normal ” idle, he applied versatile cosmetic products to give himself a more normal-looking hide tonicity and hair tinge that resembled his original appearance .
During a mob acme with the rest of the Gotham City Crimelords, Jack claimed that Grissom was in obscure and had left him to be the act President. He besides claimed that their goals would be, starting with Gotham ‘s two-hundredth anniversary festival, to “ run the city into the ground “. however, most of the throng bosses, including Antoine Rotelli and Vinnie Ricorso, were leery of Jack ‘s apparent orders from Grissom and his ceaseless devilish grin. Rotelli then wondered what would happen if he said “ no ”. Jack then responded with a handshake and that would be it. unfortunately for Rotelli, Jack mean by that statement that it would be it for Rotelli, as he fried and electrocuted Rotelli with a Joy Buzzer, which horrified the lie of the Mob bosses and with Jack joking about his demise and then laughing at it. Jack then dismissed the mob as his Goons then rushed in and held them at point. Joker then ordered Bob to tail Alexander Knox to find out more data on Batman, and then decided ( by talking to Rotelli ‘s char cadaver as if he were distillery active ) to “ grease ” all of the gang bosses at the summit .
Joker then arrived at City Hall and, after he claimed that the check was written with a dead hand, murdered Ricorso ( who claimed that Grissom had landed him with the control with his key signature ) with his quill pen after he claimed that he was his “ Uncle Bingo ” and then had his mime faction of his gang open burn. As Napier made his means down the stairs he noticed that Bruce Wayne was the alone member of the crowd who not taken cover, secure. Joker got in his black sedan getaway car and waved at Bruce as he stared into window. Following his debut to the public, Bob showed Joker a photograph of Vicki Vale he had taken the event. Joker had a impregnable reaction to her smasher, a hit blond alike to Alicia. Joker set up a imposter date between her and Bruce Wayne .
During this clock Joker began to taint some of the sensitive components of chemicals shipped to beauty companies from the Axis plant. A strange position space was set up in the factory. with a credit card andiron next to a park sleeve professorship, mocking domesticity. A large studio apartment room had hundreds of photos taken of dead soldiers stolen from a CIA file where dispersed across the floor. An aged scientist, one of the few employees calm working at the implant began obeying his wishes. Joker Goons now inhabited the factory and carried the menial labor movement of loading trucks and operating the gates. A television threat was taped at the implant and interrupted the Action News broadcast when news of the beginning victims broke .
joker and his henchmen planned the deaths of patrons and staff of the Flugelheim Museum. A purple flatulence was released through the breathing system, killing everyone there, apart from Vicki, who been given a flatulence disguise by a waiter. Joker was driven to the museum in the Joker Van, where Alicia was left parked outside. As Joker entered the building, he cued for Lawrence to blast a sung called Partyman on his boombox. The group danced over the corpses and defaced every invaluable work of artwork on their way up the stairs, Joker ‘s finish that evening to deface every vision of smasher that came into scene, his final target, Vicki Vale. After sitting at her table he told her she could take off her accelerator mask ; when she did, he said she was “ beautiful … in an antique kind of way ”. Lighting up a candelabrum, he took poster of her portfolio, and Vicki replied she was meeting with person who wants to see her exploit. Joker opened the portfolio and mocked the fashion photograph, but praised a photograph of a dead civilian from the Corto Maltese Revolution, calling it good make and saying she “ gave it all such a incandescence ” before adding that he did n’t know if it was art, but he liked it. He offered her the caper of photographing his homicidal performance art but she did n’t seem very enthusiastic. During this, Bob walked Alicia ( who was immediately ineffective to stand by herself ) over to the board. Vicki asked about her mask, and Napier asked her to show her marred countenance ; it startled Vicki so much she immediately rose from her seat, realizing the full extent of Napier ‘s intentions. Joker initially admitted he was no Picasso before asking if Vicki liked it ; she said it was great, before asking what she could do for him, to which he replied, “ Oh, a little sung, a little dance, Batman ‘s head on a spear ”. When she admitted she did n’t know anything about Batman, Joker replied, “ actually ? Well, how about a small you and me ? ” As he closed in on her, Vicki replied he was harebrained ; Joker, in fake surprise, said, “ I thought I was a Pisces ”. He then attempted to squirt her face with his Acid Flower ; she dodged and threw water in his font. His flesh makeup now ruined, Joker feigned pain, hiding his face and rubbing more makeup off. As Vale attempted to comfort him he looked up to startle her and cackled in her face. abruptly Batman crashed through the skylight and grabbed Vale away from him. As Joker stepped forward, the Dark Knight held up a Foefie Gauntlet and unfurled the folding gadgetry in his face, creating a zipline from the balcony to the entrance. Joker watched mouth agape as the pair left the construction, he could only ponder where matchless could acquire such “ fantastic dally. ”
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Smylex Plan Failed
former he saw on the news program that Batman had been able to figure out how the Joker ‘s products were poisoning people. It had been discovered that Joker had cleverly tainted the chemicals of the products from a mixture of components that would only be poisonous if the products were combined, such as hairspray being combined with lipstick and eyeshadow. immediately that Gotham City knew, they were avoiding using the products raw until safe products would be shipped in. This a well as Batman taking Vicki away from him, made the Joker ferocious and he vowed to kill the Dark Knight for interfering in his plans .
Reclaiming his pieplant
The following day he arrived at Vale ‘s apartment to express his wrath of her running off with a “ sideshow hypocrite. ” He presented the mask of Alicia, placing it on the cape and smashing it after claiming she had jumped out a window. wildly giggling, on the spur of the moment Bruce Wayne appeared. As he approached Joker, Bob pointed his pistol at him on the quickest draw of his biography, fix to protect Jack. Joker motioned to Bob and Lawrence to stand down and let Wayne speak. Bruce leaned in and whispered that he know Napier ‘s true identity, he then proceeded to tell a fib about a “ bad seed ” that met an unfortunate end. This culminated in Wayne settling following to the fireplace, grabbing the fire iron and smashing a vase, beckoning Napier come “ get nuts ” with him. Napier looked on stone faced, drawing a small derringer he asked if he ‘d always danced with the devil in the pale moonlight. Bruce asked “ What ? ” in surprise, to which Joker explained he asked that of all his raven before shooting him in the affection, besides quipping that Bruce should “ never touch another man ‘s Rubarb ” in reference to Vale. Joker gave a concluding disingenuous address to Vale making his means out of the apartment. Joker danced and blew raspberries down the hall as he exited the build. Unbeknownst to him, however, Bruce survived Joker ‘s earlier shoot by using character of the steel serving tray as a makeshift unassailable invest. More importantly, Bruce managed to deduce Napier ‘s role in the murder of his parents years ago, equally well the meeting starting off his character as Batman in the beginning space .
- “ Winged battle flies through the night and finds me ready! “
- ―The Joker about to set his plan in motion, after seeing Batman.[src]
former, Joker sent a live television air, saying that he would reignite the previously cancelled Gotham City ‘s two-hundredth Anniversary Parade against Mayor Borg ‘s wishes who was not prepared to discuss any deals with him. Joker even promised to drop twenty million dollars on the crowd and offered a challenge to Batman to meet him there. Batman then drove to Axis Chemicals to stop the manufacture of Joker ‘s poisonous products once and for all. Batman succeeded in destroying the factory and killed most of Joker ‘s henchmen, but Joker escaped in his helicopter, and derisively told Batman that he was n’t beaten so far. At the parade, Joker threw twenty million dollars into the crowd as he had promised ( the amusing adaptation of the film and the novelization equally well as a edit picture revealed that the money was actually forge one dollar bills with Joker ‘s confront on them ). After that, Joker released a boast shape of Smylex out of his Balloons. Batman arrived in the Batwing, took away the balloons, and released them into the night flip, which caused Joker to kill Bob to vent out his frustration. Batman then made a strafe melt on the Joker, but Joker shot down the Batwing with an explosive beat that was fired from his long barreled gun .
- “ You idiot! You made me, remember? You dropped me into that vat of chemicals. That wasn’t easy to get over and don’t think that I didn’t try, “
- ―The Joker whilst confronting Batman.[src]
Joker then took Vicki hostage and led her at point into the Old Gotham Cathedral. Realizing that an injure Batman was pursing them up the huge stairway, he made Vicki leave behind her high heels and trench-coat possibly to lure him. When Joker reached the bell loom, he used his Acid Flower to disconnect one of the massive bells which fell to the earth and blocked the lone entrance to the stairs so they would n’t be followed by the police. The falling bell narrowly missed the Dark Knight and he continued the pursuit. Joker then ordered three of his goons to attack Batman on sight while he forced Vicki to waltz .
Batman finally reached the belfry and after he defeated Joker ‘s henchmen, confronted Joker, and, after repeating Napier ‘s pre-mortem words towards his victims and delivering a beastly punch in his face, vowed to kill him for murdering his parents years ago, although Joker, who had obviously murdered respective parents since he himself was a kid, did not know what Batman was talking about and finally mocked him for how he made the disclosure of Joker making Batman first. During their confrontation, Batman repeatedly beat up Joker and managed to knock him off the balcony, but Joker reached up with both of his arms and pulled both Batman and Vicki down. Batman and Vicki held on for beloved life from a narrow ledge, while Joker insanely taunted them. Joker ‘s helicopter then arrived to get Joker to base hit .
- “ Sometimes I just kill myself! “
- ―The Joker, prior to his death[src]
After taunting Batman and Vicki one last meter, Joker began to climb the helicopter ‘s r-2 ladder. Batman fired a bolo tie catapult that then tied Joker ‘s ankle to a big stone gargoyle. As the Joker cling to the rope ladder, struggling to get absolve, the gargoyle broke at large and sealed his fortune by starting to slowly embroil him down rundle by rung. ineffective to break free from the heavy load of the gargoyle and nowadays on the last ring of the r-2 ladder, Joker last lost his grapple, fell to his death, and hit the Cathedral ‘s flight of steps under hard, which then broke every bone in his body .
Commissioner Gordon and the remainder of the GCPD then came upon Joker ‘s body and heard a repetitive laugh. Puzzled, Gordon wondered where the laughter was coming from until he reached into Joker ‘s dress suit and pulled out a laugh corner that was activated by the land .
Though the madness of the Joker was ended forever, the decline of the Gotham throng and the Joker ‘s initial rise paved the way for the appearance of numerous villains. These ranged from those within Gotham ‘s higher club with dubious leads, such as Max Shreck, and criminals with similar theatrics to Napier, such as Penguin and Catwoman. respective different accounts claimed that Joker left varying degrees of influence on Batman and Gotham City .
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According to one account, Bruce, despite avenging his parents ‘ mangle, continued to have bad memories of Jack Napier killing them for the following several years vitamin a well as regrets of continuing to be Batman. This finally led him to get psychiatric aid from Chase Meridian, who finally helped him to overcome his fears and realize that being Batman was his own choice. Another report claimed that Joker would directly inspire another group of criminals to don his clown device. This group would be creditworthy for a belly laugh on a follow Halloween, finally resulting in Harvey Dent ‘s campaign against Batman and Commissioner Gordon .
Jack Napier was seen as quite bootless, with a preference for dainty suits and Alicia Hunt as his trophy girlfriend. In contrast to Joker, Napier was quite humorless, though when he committed his crimes, he made large smiles on his face ( after he murdered the Waynes ‘ or when he enjoyed killing Eckhardt ). however, Napier was distillery equally as psychotic, although not as outwardly, with hints of his psychopathic nature that oozed out when he watched Harvey Dent ‘s language about making Gotham safe for decent people, noted that “ becoming people ” needed to move elsewhere and besides stated he ‘d “ hired hand [ Dent ‘s ] lungs to him by now ” should Dent even dare hear to move in against Grissom, which showed that Napier had no queasiness with killing any threats to the throng in an highly graphic manner. Napier was besides not above murdering children, as he was intelligibly preparing to execute Bruce Wayne on a notion after he murdered his parents and would have gone through with it with zero compunction had Chill not told him to flee the setting. flush prior to killing Grissom upon becoming the Joker as retaliation for being set up, Napier mentioned that Grissom was a tire honest-to-god world who “ could n’t run the city without [ Napier ] ”, which indicated that he was punic against his bos and was content with waiting until the throng boss died before he could take over the mob. Napier ‘s treachery was besides retained after he became the Joker, where told his acquaintance, Bob, that he was his issue one ridicule in a very like manner to how Grissom himself told Jack that right before he sent him off to Axis Chemicals to die, which implied that he may have been planning a like destiny for Bob in the future. While he discussed Grissom and Eckhardt ‘s future within the mob, Eckhardt retorted to Napier that he was : “ An A-1 nut boy “. After he read Napier ‘s Police File Report, Bruce summed up to the Joker his opinion of what he was before : “ Mean kid, bad seed, hurt people (…) he got sloppy, you know crazy, he started to lose it. He had a head full of bad wiring, I guess. Couldn’t keep it straight up here. He was the kind of guy who couldn’t hear the train until it was two feet from him. (…) Well… he made mistakes. Then he had his lights out! “. Like many criminals before him, Napier was just as terrified of Batman when he first met him. however, after he became the Joker, Napier had absolutely no fear of Batman, and, in fact, not lone was he unphased by Batman vowing to kill him, but reminded Batman bluffly that he was the reason why Joker existed, and evening when told that he himself had been responsible for Batman ‘s being, he did n’t lose his composure and continued to mock him. When he sought out surgery after he fell into the tub of chemicals, it was possible that Napier last lost his remaining sanity upon seeing his new appearance, although he explained to Batman that he tried to get over it. As a result, the Joker was born cackling madly. Joker besides was shown to “ talk ” to Antoine Rotelli ‘s cadaver as if he were still alive and was even “ told ” by him to “ grease ” the remaining mobsters at the acme, although it was unclear whether he truly believed that he was being told that by Rotelli or was plainly mocking the asleep gangster, as soon afterwards, he laughed exhilarated over his own words about how he ‘s “ glad that [Rotelli’s] dead “. Throughout the film, the Joker had skills for using all sorts of gadgets as weapons. Joker killed a syndicate boss with a quill, another with a supercharge Joy Buzzer, and was frequently seen using an Acid Flower. besides, Joker had a tendency to wear gag chattering teeth so that he could shock the enemy if he was punched in the face long enough to attempt a retaliatory blow, as he attempted to do with Batman in their final confrontation. In summation to his brand gadgets, the Joker besides had a ghastly feel of humor, which was both dreamlike and morbid. The Joker was besides quite sadistic, as seen when he shot Grissom and laughed, measuredly disfigured Alicia ( it ‘s powerfully implied besides that he threw her to her death out of a window ) and found humor in killing Mob boss, Rotelli. It ‘s besides implied that when he killed Grissom, that Joker actually seemed to enjoy death in itself, and not just the deaths of early people, and even went arsenic far as referred to it as “ therapy “ from his experience. That belief was contradicted near the end of the film, though, when Joker was seen screaming as he fell to his death. however, that might have been because there was no way that he could have survived .
Police Case History Folder
Bruce asked for Alfred to bring him a copy of the GCPD ‘s Case History Folder on Napier. Included were two mugshots, one of Napier from late years, and one of him from the time period that he murdered the Waynes. The follow were known segments of the report. All underscores indicated sections of words or numbers that were presently unobjective :
- Jack Napier – Police Case History Folder
diagnose : Jack Napier. sex : male. address : 1379 P__ 565, Gotham City. Age : 52 ….. 6778 __ : Gotham. Height : 5 ft. 11 ”. __ : JN7. __:265-784. __ by : __. __ : 2846287. assault : AC+D = __ N ( 8-29-76 ) __ : AC+D = __ A ( 2-16-78 ) __ : AC+D = __ A ( 11-6-80 ) Can not prove
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extortion : AC+D = __ J ( 12-16-81 ) Bruce then summarized the remainder of the report. “ Jack Napier, assault with a deadly weapon, age fifteen. Results of psychological profile: Violent mood swings, highly intelligent, emotionally unstable. Aptitudes include science, chemistry, and art “ .
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Behind the Scenes
- The name Jack Napier, was a play on the word “jackanapes” according to Sam Hamm.
- Jack Nicholson had ample creative control over the character, which included final say on what the character would look like in the film. However, not all of his decisions won out in the final appearance, as Tim Burton and make-up artist Nick Dudman also provided ideas that pleased Nicholson.
- The Joker, being the murderer of Bruce Wayne’s parents, had been Burton’s intention with the character since he first joined the film. However, Screenwriter Sam Hamm argued with Burton and managed to talk him out of putting it in. Burton placed the plot back in during principal photography after replacing Hamm with script doctor Warren Skaaren.
- Nicholson got into the habit of signing his Joker gloves and giving them away as gifts to visitors on the set, much to the chagrin of costume designer Bob Ringwood, who then asked Nicholson to cease giving out the gloves and, although he promised that he would, kept doing it. New gloves were constantly being made throughout filming, Ringwood estimated that there must have been hundreds of signed Nicholson Joker gloves.
- According to the Wanted Posters that were handed out by Eckhardt at Axis Chemicals, Napier was born in Brooklyn.
- During the flashback sequence of the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, young Jack Napier was played by Hugo E. Blick.
- In the flashback for Batman Forever, the young Jack was played by David U. Hodges. The film retconned Napier to be the only attacker, removing “Joe Chill” from the scene.
Joker was planned to return in respective propose continuations to the Burton and Schumacher films. however, many of these plans were abandoned during either planning or pre-production .
- In the cancelled fifth film (titled Batman Unchained), the Joker would have returned as a hallucination that was caused by Scarecrow’s Fear Gas. Harley Quinn would have also appeared as his daughter, seeking revenge on Batman for his role in his death. Nicholson was expected to reprise his role from Batman, though it was discontinued due to the negative response to Batman & Robin.
- In the planned crossover of with Superman named Batman vs. Superman, the Joker would have returned as the murderer of Elizabeth Miller, the wife of Bruce Wayne. Leaked drafts of the script suggest that this Joker would have been a clone created by Lex Luthor rather than the Joker himself. According to Warner Bros. sources, the film would have been a stand-alone sequel of Batman & Robin.
- Elements of Joker’s character had been ad-libbed by his actor Jack Nicholson. In particular:
- During his meeting with the mobsters, shortly after literally frying Rotelli, he identifies the latter as “Antoine” when claiming he “got a little hot under the collar.” He was originally intended to be called Carmine, but Nicholson changed it to Antoine as a reference to an incident earlier that day where the art dept. supervisor, Anton Furst, screamed at the effects director. Shortly afterwards, when ordering Bob the Goon to tail Alexander Knox, Joker’s mimicry of Carl Grissom’s earlier words to him was added in by Nicholson, including emulating his breathy voice.
- When exiting Vicky Vale’s apartment late into the film, Joker proceeded to do the “bird dance” (flailing his arms upward, rasperrying, and then running off), which Jack Nicholson improvised in one take as a tribue to his friend and fellow actor Clegg Hoyt.
- During his first encounter with Vicky Vale, when she denounced him as insane, he replied that he was a Pisces, implying that his birth date fell between either Feburary 19-March 21 or March 15-April 14 due to the zodiac sign Pisces falling between those dates (either Tropical or Sidereal versions).