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DCAU Joker was more invested in living (and outliving Batman) than most versions of Joker, but if he was going to go out, he wanted to go out in a blaze of glory.
This was also a plot point in the main BTAS show, where he panics when it looks like he's about to die ignominiously in a random alley, and the guy threatening him pegs it as one of the few things he's legit afraid of.
Meanwhile, DCAU Joker hated having his plans turned against him. He could never appreciate a punchline if it was directed at him (another thing that differs from his comics incarnation, who could generally appreciate the irony of getting Hoist by His Own Petard even if it pissed him off). So his deaths in ROTJ, both of which involved him being proven wrong and undone, were not funny to him.
Actually he wasn't caught in an explosion, Andrea just personally teleported him to a secluded spot to kill him which Bats sees first hand while there was an explosion happening all around them.
I like this specific instance cause it has an air of finality to it as he's being offed by a specific victim of his, the music, the visual of Gotham coming down into flames around him, and that Bats is seeing him being dragged to metaphorical hell alongside the woman he loves.
Sure he doesn't actually die after this of course but still its very theatrical.
Edited by slimcoder on Feb 21st 2020 at 12:15:28 PM
That's why it's perfect. It's the best punchline to a man who loves to cause death and destruction upon a city. His own death is less of an epic finale and more of a joke that people will laugh at.
It's why he was so scared when thought Charlie Collins would kill him.
Edited by windleopard on Feb 21st 2020 at 12:40:49 PM
Man the movies theme really kicks ass.
I will said it depend of what you want, some people are fine with the joker go down like a punk, other think that maybe he should go with a bang.
im on the second term.
Set photos for The Batman are popping up.
See them before they get deleted.
The shoulder pads and gauntlets make me think of samurai armor for some reason. Also, I can't tell if they're short Bat-ears or long ones.
The Bat-Cycle is looking appropriately bat-like.
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Feb 21st 2020 at 12:40:01 PM
It seems young Bruce has put on a few pounds with that suit.
Also, it seems to be a Batman who handcrafted the entire suit himself and is going cheap on technology.
I guess if he invested the latest state of the art technology from Wayne Enterprise, he would be easily identified AND be accused of wasting money on luxury rather than donating them to charity.
Edited by Shadao on Feb 21st 2020 at 9:48:49 AM
However the Joker goes, I hope he doesn't like it, to be honest.
Okay this guy really deserves a movie or TV show.
The Main Man himself.
I mean, for all the talk about DC trying to fit Harley Quinn into an equivalent role to Deadpool, Lobo is a much more natural fit. Not exactly like for like but as a 90s deconstruction there's potential there.
Ambush bug is DC's equivalent to Deadpool. Similar style of humor. Similar costume. Similar outlook on life.
Lobo seems like DC's version of Ghost Rider, but played more for laughs than horror.
Lobo was actually developed as a parody of "grim and gritty" '90s heroes like Wolverine, Cable, and the Punisher.
Huh weird. I thought lobo'$ first appearance predates the 90's Anti-Hero having first appeared in 1983.
I'm guessing they revamped the character giving him that grit during the 90s.
Yeah, Lobo first showed up in 1983 as a villain for the Omega Men, but during the '90s, Keith Giffen revamped him as an over-the-top parody of Wolverine — complete with cigar-chomping and being able to heal from anything, even from a single drop of blood.
Of course, Marvel then parodied Lobo with Lunatik, which was written by...Keith Giffen.
Edited by alliterator on Feb 22nd 2020 at 9:29:58 AM
....Isnt that deadpool story? being a copy of deathstroke and then transforming into a parody chararter?.
Some people have noted that the cowl being used in Matt Reeves' Batman movie are opaque.
Is that like a tell-tale sign that they're planning to use CG to make the cowl have the signature white eyes?
They managed to so with Batman v Superman with Batman's Armored Suit, so I don't see why not.
I like the new suit. But I have never been a fan of the all black batsuit.
Its funny how Bats rarely wears all black in comparison to grey.
I like the suit but am not sure if I'm sold on the ears. I'm sure it'll look fine in the finished film though.
I'm honestly kinda curious what Jason's death would have looked like with Leto-Joker.
Would he just be making goose sounds during the beating, going hunka, hunka all the time?
Edited by slimcoder on Feb 23rd 2020 at 3:52:02 AM
Speaking of which, Joe Di Maggio was very underrated here. He did an excellent Joker even though he sounded the same as he always did.
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