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Adaptations of the Joker in other media
Created by Jerry Robinson (concept)
Bill Finger
Bob Kane
Original source Comics published by DC Comics
First appearance Batman #1 (Spring 1940)
Films and television
Film(s) Batman (1966)
Batman (1989)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012-2013)
Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015)
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout (2016)
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants (2016)
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)
Suicide Squad 2 (TBA)
Gotham City Sirens (TBA)
Untitled Joker and Harley Quinn film (TBA)
Untitled Joker origin film (TBA)
Television
show(s)
Batman (1966)
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Static Shock (2000)
Justice League (2001)
The Batman (2004)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Young Justice (2010)
Justice League Action (2016)

The Joker, the archenemy of the comic book superhero Batman, has appeared in various forms of media. WorldCat (a catalog of libraries in 170 countries) records over 250 productions featuring the Joker as a subject, including films, television series, books, and video games.[1][2] Live-action films featuring the character are typically the most successful.[3]

The Joker has been portrayed by Cesar Romero in the Batman television series, Jack Nicholson in the 1989 film Batman, Heath Ledger in the 2008 film The Dark Knight, and Jared Leto in the 2016 film Suicide Squad. Over the years, he has been voiced by various actors in animated, motion comic and video game form.

Live-action[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Of the six Batman OnStar commercials that ran from 2000 to early 2002, the Joker appeared in one of them played by Curtis Armstrong.[4]
  • The Joker makes a cameo appearance in an episode of the 2002–03 series Birds of Prey, portrayed by Roger Stoneburner and voiced by Mark Hamill (the voice of the Joker in various DC projects).[5]
  • A character based on the Joker, named Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan), is featured in the Fox TV series Gotham. Monaghan stated that he drew inspiration from previous interpretations of the Joker for his performance, particularly that of Mark Hamill, adding "I think he’s the Joker in that he represents the idea, the greater concept."[6] The mythology of the Joker is explored further during season three,[7][8] and Jerome himself returns in the second half of the season bearing a physical resemblance to The New 52 incarnation of the Joker; Jerome's face was surgically removed before his resurrection, forcing him to staple it back in place.[9]

Batman (1966–1968 TV series)[edit]

Cesar Romero (standing) as the Joker in Batman.

Cesar Romero portrayed the character in the 1960s Batman television series. Romero refused to shave his distinctive mustache for the role, and it is partially visible beneath the white face makeup applied.[10] This version of the Joker is based on the character in the 1960s comics, who is more of an elaborate prankster than a psychopathic madman.[11]

Film[edit]

Batman (1966)[edit]

Cesar Romero reprised his role in the 1966 film Batman, in which the Joker is a member of the United Underworld, alongside fellow Gotham City villains the Penguin, the Riddler and Catwoman.

Batman (1989–1997 film series)[edit]

Jack Nicholson portrayed the Joker in Batman (1989).

Jack Nicholson played the Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman, and received acclaim for his performance; the Newsweek review of the film stated that the best scenes are due to the surreal black comedy portrayed in the Joker.[12] In 2003, American Film Institute ranked Nicholson's performance #45 on their list of 50 greatest film villains.[13] Hugo Blick[14] and David U. Hodges play the character in flashbacks in Batman and Batman Forever, respectively.

In the film, Jack Napier is the right-hand man of mob boss Carl Grissom prior to his transformation into the Joker. During a confrontation with the vigilante Batman in a chemical factory, Napier's face is wounded by a ricocheting bullet and he falls into a vat of chemical waste, which turns his hair green, his skin chalk white and his lips bright red. A botched attempt at plastic surgery leaves him with a permanent rictus grin. Driven insane by his reflection, the Joker kills Grissom and takes over his syndicate, launching a crime wave designed to outdo Batman, whom he feels is getting too much press. The Joker describes himself as "the world's first fully functional homicidal artist" who makes avant-garde "art" by killing people with cosmetics laced with Smylex, which leaves its victims with a grotesque grin similar to his own.[15] Bruce Wayne later recognizes the Joker as the mugger who murdered his parents, leading him down the path of becoming a crime-fighter. After telling Batman that they "made each other", the Joker attempts to escape via helicopter, but Batman ties a grappling hook around his leg and attaches it to a stone gargoyle, causing the Joker to fall to his death when the statue breaks loose of its moorings.

Nicholson was to reprise his role in Batman Unchained, the fifth film planned for the Batman series.[16][17] The Joker was to return as a hallucination in Batman's mind caused by the Scarecrow's fear toxin, and Harley Quinn was to appear as his daughter trying to get revenge on Batman for his death.[18] Due to the critical and commercial failure of Batman & Robin, however, this film was cancelled.

The Dark Knight (2008)[edit]

Heath Ledger played the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 film The Dark Knight. Ledger's interpretation of the character was specifically influenced by the graphic novels Batman: The Killing Joke and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. In the film, he wears the character's traditional color palette, while his facial appearance includes clown makeup that covers facial scars of a Glasgow smile. This version of the Joker embodies themes of chaos, anarchy and obsession: He expresses a desire to upset social order through crime, and defines himself by his conflict with Batman. The character also explores techniques found in Ledger's previous performances, including his clown act in Terry Gilliam's fantasy film The Brothers Grimm. Further, it references paintings by artist Francis Bacon, Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange and various punk rock musicians.

The Joker is considered Ledger's finest performance; he himself regarded it as his most enjoyable. When the film was released in July 2008, six months after the actor had died from an accidental prescription drug overdose, the performance caused a sensation and received universal acclaim; Ledger was posthumously awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[19][20]

DC Extended Universe (2013–present)[edit]

Jared Leto as the Joker in a promotional poster for Suicide Squad (2016).

Academy Award-winning method actor Jared Leto portrays the Joker in the DC Extended Universe.[21] Originally set to appear in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the character was ultimately cut and only referenced in the film.[22][23]

Jared Leto debuts as the Joker in David Ayer's 2016 film Suicide Squad.[24] Flashbacks reveal that the Joker manipulated psychiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel into falling in love with him during his time as her patient at Arkham Asylum. He eventually managed to convince Dr. Quinzel to free him, and he electrocuted her before taking her to the Ace Chemicals plant. Quinzel then voluntarily fell into the solution that created her lover, bleaching her skin and completing her transformation into Harley Quinn.[25] At some point, the Joker killed the Gotham City vigilante Batman's partner, Robin, with Harley's help, though Quinn was ultimately apprehended and blackmailed into joining Amanda Waller's government task force composed of captured supervillains.[26] In the present day narrative, the Joker attempts to extract Harley from the task force. He tortures one of Waller's security officers for the location of the facility where the nano explosives used as leverage over the criminals are manufactured, and threatens an A.R.G.U.S. scientist there to disable the bomb implanted in Harley's neck. After commandeering a military helicopter, the Joker and his men rescue Harley during the task force's mission in Midway City. The chopper is shot down, however, and Harley falls out while the Joker seemingly perishes in the explosion, prompting Quinn to rejoin the task force. After the "Suicide Squad" defeat the Enchantress, the Joker, who survived the crash, breaks into Belle Reve Prison with his gang to free Harley from her cell, and the pair reunite as the movie ends. Critics praised Jared Leto's performance despite his character's negligible screen time.[27][28] Mark Hamill, the voice of the Joker in various DC projects, stated that he "loved" Leto's take on the character.[29] Although many scenes featuring the Joker were omitted from the theatrical release, some of this unused footage did make it into the extended cut.[30][31] Leto also appeared as the Joker in the music video "Purple Lamborghini", by Skrillex and Rick Ross, from the film's soundtrack.[32]

Jared Leto is set to reprise his role in multiple upcoming DCEU instalments, including Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens and an as-of-yet untitled film centered on the Joker and Harley Quinn.[33][34][35][36]

Untitled Joker origin film (TBA)[edit]

In August 2017, Warner Bros. announced that a film focusing on the origins of the Joker, with a plot that takes place in Gotham City during the '80s as a "hard-boiled crime drama", is currently in development. Todd Phillips has signed on to direct as well as co-write and co-produce the film, while Scott Silver and Martin Scorsese will co-write and co-produce, respectively. The project will reportedly feature a younger actor portraying the character and will be separate from the DC Extended Universe.[37] In September 2017, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Leonardo DiCaprio is being eyed by Warner Bros. for the main role, although no formal offer has been made.[38]

Theatre[edit]

The Joker appears in the 2011 theatrical production Batman Live (portrayed by Mark Frost), in which the character masterminds a plot to defeat Batman by uniting several of the superhero's greatest foes, including Harley Quinn, Riddler, Penguin, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, and Scarecrow.[39][40] The show is an adaptation of the Batman property, drawing inspiration from the 1966 television series, Tim Burton's series of Batman films, and the 1992 animated series, among others.[39][41][42]

Animation[edit]

Television[edit]

Filmation[edit]

The Joker appears as a recurring villain in the 1968–1969 Filmation series The Adventures of Batman, voiced by Larry Storch.[43] He also appears in five episodes of Filmation's 1977 series The New Adventures of Batman, voiced by Lennie Weinrib.[44]

Hanna-Barbera[edit]

Storch reprises his role as the Joker in two crossover episodes of the 1972 series The New Scooby-Doo Movies, in which he teams up with the Penguin and runs afoul of Batman, Robin and the Mystery Inc. gang.

The Joker appears in The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985–1986) episode "The Wild Cards", voiced by Frank Welker.[45][46] He assists Darkseid by disguising himself as Ace, the leader of The Royal Flush Gang.

DC animated universe[edit]

Mark Hamill voiced the Joker for various projects, beginning with the DC animated universe.

The Joker appears in various animated series set within the DC animated universe, voiced by Mark Hamill, who is often credited as the iconic voice for the animated version of the character because of his wide range of "joyful, gleeful, maniacal, [...] malevolent and evil laughs."[47][48] The Joker first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995). The show is notable for introducing his accomplice and lover, Harley Quinn, to such acclaim that she became a character in the comics. The Joker was later featured in the spin-off film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993).[49]

The Joker returned in the follow-up series The New Batman Adventures (1997–1999) with a stylistic redesign. His white skin now had a bluish-gray tinge, while his eyes had their sclerae removed, and were replaced by cavernous black spaces with white pupils. His trademark red lips were omitted, focusing more attention on his teeth, and his green hair was darkened. His tuxedo's colors were also changed from purple and orange to purple and green. In the Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000) episode "World's Finest", the Joker travels to Metropolis and makes a deal with Lex Luthor to kill Superman. In the Justice League (2001–2006) episodes "Injustice For All" and "Wild Cards", the Joker joins Luthor's Injustice Gang, and pits the Justice League against the Royal Flush Gang as part of an elaborate ruse, respectively. In "A Better World", a lobotomized Joker is briefly seen in an alternate universe ruled by the Justice Lords. The Joker was later featured in the Static Shock (2000–2004) episode "The Big Leagues", in which he starts a crime spree.

The Joker made his final chronological appearance in the direct-to-video feature film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000), in which he mysteriously returns to Gotham City in the future. Flashbacks reveal that before he died, the Joker kidnapped and tortured Robin (Tim Drake), turning him into an insane, miniature version of himself dubbed 'Joker Junior'. The Joker's death was edited and redubbed amid controversy surrounding the Columbine High School massacre; The original version sees Joker Junior shoot the Joker in the heart, whereas the edited version simply sees him push the Joker into damaged cables to be electrocuted out of sight. However, a microchip implanted in Drake's neck was revealed to have possessed a copy of the Joker's consciousness and DNA, allowing him to take over his host until he is defeated by the new Batman (Terry McGinnis).

The Batman (2004–2008)[edit]

The Joker appears in The Batman, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. This version has long, wild hair, is barefoot, and initially wore an Arkham Asylum straitjacket before later adopting his signature purple suit. The Joker also appears in the 2005 direct-to-video spin-off film The Batman vs. Dracula (2005).

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011)[edit]

The Joker appears in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, voiced by Jeff Bennett. His appearance and personality are similar to the Silver Age version as drawn by Dick Sprang. On a parallel earth, he is known as the heroic vigilante Red Hood.

Young Justice (2010–2013)[edit]

The Joker appears in Young Justice, voiced by Brent Spiner, as a member of the Injustice Gang.[50]

Justice League Action[edit]

The Joker appears in Justice League Action, with Mark Hamill reprising his role.[51]

DC Super Friends[edit]

John Kassir voices the Joker in "The Joker's Playhouse" (2010), an original video animation produced for Fisher-Price Imaginext's DC Super Friends.

Lego Batman[edit]

The Joker appears in the animated special Lego Batman: Be-Leagured, with John DiMaggio reprising the role from Batman: Under the Red Hood.

Film[edit]

John DiMaggio voiced the Joker in Batman: Under the Red Hood.

The Joker has appeared in several DC animated films:

Video games[edit]

As Batman's nemesis, the Joker has appeared in several Batman-related video games.

Early appearances (1988–2003)[edit]

The Joker's earliest video game appearance was in Batman: The Caped Crusader (1988) developed by Ocean Software for 8-bit home computers such as the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 and by Data East for other platforms such as the Apple II, Commodore Amiga, and PC.[56] The game contains two parts that can be played in any order—the Joker's story or the Penguin's story.[57] The Joker also appears in several games based on the 1989 film, released between 1989–1992, including Batman: The Movie for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and ZX Spectrum;[58] Batman: The Video Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy;[57] Batman for the Genesis;[57] and an arcade game, Batman.[59]

Two games were released based on Batman: The Animated Series. The first was the Konami-developed game Batman: The Animated Series (1993) for Game Boy.[60] The second, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, was released for the Super NES as an action adventure platform and for Genesis as a side-scrolling shooter.[57] The only game based on the Batman Beyond franchise, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, was released as a companion to the eponymous film for Game Boy Color, PlayStation and Nintendo 64.[57] Batman: Vengeance (2001) was released for several platforms, based on The New Batman Adventures and starring its voice cast, including Mark Hamill as the Joker.

The Joker is featured in the platforming shoot-em-up game Batman: Return of the Joker, released for the NES in 1991 and the Genesis in 1992.[57] Other games include Batman: Chaos in Gotham (2001) for Game Boy Color, Justice League: Injustice for All (2002) for Game Boy Advance, and Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003) for GameCube and Xbox. The Joker also makes a cameo in Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (2003), released for several platforms.

Lego Batman[edit]

Batman: Arkham[edit]

Troy Baker replaced Mark Hamill as the voice of the Joker for Arkham Origins.

Mark Hamill reprises his role as the Joker in the main trilogy of the Batman: Arkham franchise, while Troy Baker voices a younger version of the character in the prequel Arkham Origins. This depiction of the Joker has been widely praised, as critics have lauded the voice acting and the exploration of the Joker and Batman's rivalry. He won the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards "Character of the Year" award for his appearance in Arkham City.[62]

  • In Batman: Arkham Asylum, the Joker and Harley Quinn take over Arkham Asylum in an elaborate trap set for Batman, and inject their thugs with the "Titan formula" (a more potent version of Bane's Venom) to create an army of genetically-enhanced henchmen. After foiling the other freed villains' agendas, Batman confronts and defeats a Titan-enhanced Joker atop Arkham. In the game's PlayStation 3 version, the Joker is a playable character in the Challenge Maps, where the thugs are replaced with Arkham guards.[63][64]
  • In Batman: Arkham City, the Joker is locked up in Professor Hugo Strange's new city-sized prison "Arkham City", and is involved in a gang war with Two-Face and the Penguin. The Joker infects Batman with a sample of his poisoned blood after it is revealed that he is slowly dying as a result of his Titan overdose in Arkham Asylum, thus motivating Batman to find a cure for them both. But despite Batman's efforts, the Joker ultimately succumbs to the disease and dies. During the credits, he can be heard singing Only You (And You Alone). The Joker also appears in Batman: Arkham City Lockdown.
  • The prequel Batman: Arkham Origins features Batman's first encounter with the Joker. The Joker kidnaps and poses as crime lord Black Mask (voiced by Brian Bloom), and hires eight assassins to kill the new vigilante in Gotham City. Batman manages to capture the Joker, who is sent to Blackgate Prison. There, he meets psychiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel for the first time and shares his past with her before escaping and taking over the Penitentiary. The Joker then attempts to corrupt Batman by coaxing him into killing Bane, but fails and realizes that his nemesis is his philosophical opposite, thus beginning his obsession with the Dark Knight. During the credits, the Joker can be heard singing Cold, Cold Heart. He is a playable character in the Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer mode, and he also appears in Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.
  • In Batman: Arkham Knight, Batman begins to hallucinate the Joker after the residue of his nemesis' blood in his system mixes with Scarecrow's fear gas, causing him to experience the Joker's memories of Barbara Gordon's crippling and Jason Todd's torture. It is later revealed that Joker's blood also infected four other people: Henry Adams (voiced by Garrick Hogan), Johnny Charisma (voiced by Michael Rosenbaum), Christina Bell (voiced by Sara Cravens), and Albert King (voiced by Isaac Singleton). Each of them develop aspects of Joker's personality and appearance, though they are all ultimately killed. At the end of the game, Batman is able to fully break free of Joker's influence and locks him away within his mind. The Joker also appears in the Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC story content.
  • At the end of the PlayStation game Batman: Arkham VR, the events of which are set before Batman: Arkham Knight, it is revealed that Nightwing and Robin's deaths were caused by Batman himself, who was possessed by the Joker. However, it is ultimately revealed that the entire game is a nightmare within Batman's mind.

Injustice[edit]

  • The Joker appears as a playable character in Injustice: Gods Among Us, voiced by Richard Epcar. In an alternate universe, the Joker tricks Superman into killing his lover, Lois Lane, which detonates a nuclear bomb that destroys Metropolis, killing millions of its citizens. Driven insane, Superman murders this Joker and takes over Earth with the Regime. The primary universe's Joker nearly destroys Metropolis with a nuclear bomb as well, but he is accidentally transported to the Regime universe when the alternate Batman and Lex Luthor bring most of the Justice League to their world. The Joker is ultimately defeated by the alternate Lex Luthor and taken back to the primary universe by the prime Batman.
  • The Joker returns as a playable character in Injustice 2, with Richard Epcar reprising the role. While still deceased in the alternate universe, he appears as a hallucination to Harley Quinn caused by Scarecrow's fear gas. Refusing to let the Joker abuse her again, Harley defeats the hallucination and breaks free of the toxin's influence. After executing Brainiac in his single player ending, the Joker mixes Earth with a number of alien civilizations, and watches as the people begin to slaughter each other.[65] Character dialogue indicates that he is either a fear toxin hallucination, the primary universe Joker from the first game, or that he tricked Nekron into restoring him to life.

Telltale's Batman[edit]

Anthony Ingruber voices the Joker in the episodic point-and-click graphic adventure video game series developed and published by Telltale Games and distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under its DC Entertainment label.[66]

  • The Joker, referred to as "John Doe", makes his debut in the first season, titled Batman: The Telltale Series.[67] In "Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham", Bruce Wayne meets the Joker for the first time at Arkham Asylum. John gives Bruce a tour of the facility before starting a prison riot, resulting in Bruce either taking the opportunity to call his lawyers or Lieutenant Gordon, or attempt to put an end to the fight. In "Episode 5: City of Light", John is among the inmates present during Lady Arkham's siege of the asylum. He is later seen at a bar watching Bruce/Batman on live television.
  • The Joker returns in the second season, titled Batman: The Enemy Within. In "Episode 1: The Enigma", Amanda Waller reveals that after being discharged from Arkham, "John Doe" became a member of a criminal organization operating in Gotham City called "The Pact", alongside his former psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, Dr. Harleen Quinzel. When the Riddler draws too much public attention to the group, John orchestrates his defeat at Batman's hands and subsequently has Riddler assassinated.

Other games[edit]

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