Re: The Official Batman (1989) Thread - Part 3
Well, it's obvious that you can cite some examples here and there but in many cases I think it's just a coincidence. Sam Hamm obviously read lots of comics (and watched the TV series) so a lot of things slip in.
I've just got this idea when I was thinking about how the next Batman movie could look like. Then I thought about Black Mask and noticed that you actually couldn't feature him in a movie because everything about his original appearance screamed Jack Nicholson except the humor. And the Circe - Alicia connection just makes this pretty obvious. The Joker of this time wasn't even that extreme, a deadly prankster, yes, but not that deranged (talking about 1985).