Tuesday, 1 November, 2011
“The Joker”, by Daniel Wallace, throws the spotlight onto Batman’s archnemesis, and one of the most notorious comic book villains.
Since his first appearance in 1940’s Batman #1, the Joker stands alone as the most hated, feared, and loved villain in the DC Universe. Though his true origins may be unknown, the Clown Prince of Crime’s psychotic appearances in hundreds of comic books has shaped the way we look at Batman, comic books, and ourselves. Indeed, a hero is only as good as his nemesis, so the Joker’s heinous crimes, including murdering the second Robin and paralyzing Batgirl, have elevated Batman to the highest levels of crime-fighting, and we, the readers, to the finest levels of quality pop-culture entertainment.
Tags: Batman, fiction, Joker
Thursday, 17 June, 2010
Christopher Nolan, who has been directing the latest series of Batman movies, has confirmed the character of The Joker, played by the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, will not be returning to the proposed next film in the franchise.
Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight and Batman Begins, told Empire Magazine that the character would not make a return in the film slated for release in 2012. “No,” he said, before adding “I just don’t feel comfortable about it.” Nolan said his brother Jonathan Nolan was working on a script for the third Batman movie. But Nolan had not yet officially signed on to direct the third installment of the Batman trilogy.
Rumours had been circulating that Johnny Depp was being considered for the role.
Tags: Batman, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Joker, movies
Friday, 26 June, 2009
The Dark Knight attracted more viewer complaints than any other movie released in the UK last year, with many people taking exception to the antics of Batman’s arch-nemesis, The Joker…
Unlike past Batman films, where the villains were somewhat surreal and comical figures, Heath Ledger’s Joker is a brilliantly acted but very credible psychopathic killer, who extols the use of knives to kill and disfigure his victims during a reign of urban terrorism laced with torture.
Tags: Batman, complaints, Dark Knight, Heath Ledger, Joker
Friday, 3 October, 2008
Sightings of the tenth letter of the alphabet are becoming farer and fewer between if this Typophile discussion is anything to go by:
I’ve noticed that the letter J is rarely used these days. Do you think I should bother including a J in my fonts or can I just leave it out?
Clearly this some sort of joke, has this guy never heard of, wait for it, the Joker or what?
Tags: alphabet, fonts, humour, J, Joker, typography