Joker – the great villain from comics to screen

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Since his birth in 1940, Joker has regularly made the list of excellent villains.

Joker in the series `The Killing Joke`.

Batman’s archenemy in the comics

The Joker first appeared in DC Comics’ Batman #1 in 1940.

In a 1975 interview in The Amazing World of DC Comics, Robinson said he wanted to create an ultimate villain who could challenge Batman, but who was not the typical crime boss who could be easily defeated.

Joker quickly became Batman’s mortal enemy on the pages.

Joker does not have super powers but possesses an unpredictable mind hidden behind his scary appearance.

Joker - the great villain from comics to screen

Jack Nicholson was the first person to play the Joker.

Classic villains in movies

The first person to play the Joker was Cesar Romero in the TV series Batman (1960 – 1966).

When Tim Burton’s Batman was released in 1989, Jack Nicholson’s performance as the Joker somewhat overshadowed Michael Keaton in the lead role.

Jack Nicholson portrays the Joker closely similar to the image in the famous 1980s series The Killing Joke and The Dark Knight Returns.

Joker - the great villain from comics to screen

Heath Ledger turns Joker in `The Dark Knight`

Heath Ledger turns Joker in `The Dark Knight`

After the failure of Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997), the 21st century Dark Knight film series was remade under the hands of Christopher Nolan.

To play the Joker, Heath Ledger locked himself in a hotel for three months.

When The Dark Knight came out, Heath Ledger’s performance went down in cinema history.

The obsession with the role and Heath Ledger’s too-young death in the same year became the focus for a long time.

Joker - the great villain from comics to screen

Jared Leto is the newest actor to play the Joker.

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In the DC cinematic universe, the role of Joker was assigned to Jared Leto, the actor who won an Oscar in 2014 for his role as a transgender HIV patient in Dallas Buyers Club.

Although he was the focus during the promotion of Suicide Squad, when filming the Joker, he only played a supporting role.

In Suicide Squad, Jared Leto has exaggerated acting in every scene, but overall his role is quite out of place with the general story.

Leto will continue to portray the Joker in his own Batman movie in the next few years.

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