When longtime DC comics artist and writer Sean Murphy announced that he would be penning and illustrating a new eight-issue Batman series, he was vague on specifics about the story he had in mind, but described it as being his answer to Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight. Turns out, he wasn’t kidding.
Nicholson. Ledger. Leto. Everyone who has played Joker in the modern era has been an Oscar-winning actor. It’s an iconic role, but in the late 1980s, John Lithgow didn’t know that. He auditioned to play the role in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and actively tried not to be cast. It’s a decision he regrets to this day.
Tetsuya Nomura is best known for his design work on Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts (for better or for worse). But he’s also known for designing the world’s most bizarre Batman figure, which turned the Dark Knight into... well, the giant Final Fantasy dragon-god Bahamut, basically. Now he’s back to do the same to the…
Much of Injustice 2's charm stems from how it gives players the ability to make their favorite DC comic book characters beat the crap out of each other. Fighting aside, though, the game also features some pretty solid character development for one of DC’s most iconic antiheroes, Harley Quinn.
Tom King’s got big plans for the next few months of Batman. And the ending is a big old fight between the Joker and the Riddler over who should have the right to kill Batman. It’s like Civil War, but with bad guys and hopefully no character assassination.
A 31-year-old Virginia man was arrested on Friday and charged with wearing a mask in public, a felony that’s punishable by up to five years in jail. His crime? Dressing up as the Joker. With makeup.
As played by the late Heath Ledger in Batman: The Dark Knight, and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, the latest recent live-action versions of the Joker have been among the most debated iterations of the character. A new fan-produced short has them fighting each other.
Suicide Squad director David Ayer has come out and said he wants a “time machine” so he could go back and make the Joker the main villain of the film. Cause that’s exactly what the movie needed ... more excuses for Jared Leto to send people dead pigs.
The extended Suicide Squad cut is only eleven minutes longer than the theatrical cut, not nearly enough to contain all the pure awesome that Jared Leto delivered to the set every day. If you were wondering what’s missing, well one fan has looked at all the available footage and figured out what Joker scenes we still…
I, like the Joker, think that the appropriate response to a woman surfing a crashing motorcycle to get to you is to go take an acid bath.
This new action figure by Square-Enix is Joker meets Batman by the way of Kefka from Final Fantasy VI. It’s kind of amazing.
Cesar Romero’s take on the Joker for the Batman ‘66 TV show is iconic—but the very obvious moustache he refused to shave for the role, barely obscured with white face paint, is almost as famous as he is. Thankfully, Hot Toys remembered this crucial detail when bringing Romero’s Joker to action figure life.
Even if you didn’t see Suicide Squad and somehow escaped the reviews of it and, like, also didn’t hear the horror stories about Jared Leto’s Joker, you’d already know that it would never have topped Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight anyway. Not only is Ledger’s Joker an iconic performance, his character was also…
Gotham is one of those shows that’s aged way too fast for its own good, and I honestly don’t know how much longer we have until Fox sends it to a farm upstate.
We all can’t be as lucky as Jim Lee, apparently—who, aside from being a famous and extremely talented comics artist, also got Mark Hamill to do his finest Joker bit for Lee’s voicemail inbox. It’s amazing.
With the release of Suicide Squad, chapter three of the DC Extended Universe is now in the books. We now have another piece to the puzzle that started with Man of Steel, continued in Batman v Superman, and will go on next year in Wonder Woman and Justice League. Here are the biggest changes that Suicide Squad has made…
At this point, it’s probably no surprise that Jared Leto did some very, very weird things to get into the mindset of the Joker for Suicide Squad. And yet, every time he talks about it, things get grimmer.
Hot Toys, maker of preternaturally quality action figures, has their line of Suicide Squad toys on display at San Diego Comic-Con, as is standard procedure. What is less standard is that one of its figures is a character that hasn’t even been hinted at in all of Suicide Squad’s vast marketing, making it a bit of a…
We’ll be seeing more from the Lego Batman Movie at Comic-Con this week, but we’ve now got our first look at characters in the film beyond Will Arnett’s goofy Dark Knight—and they’re looking a little different from their usual incarnations.
The Joker is easily one of the best villains in film and TV (and obviously, comic book) history, but who is the best Joker? Jack Nicholson combined the mischievous campiness of the character with the deranged thirst for violence. Heath Ledger’s The Dark Knight Joker is somehow just as iconic as Nicholson and fit…