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Old 09-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #38
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Default Re: The Official Batman (1989) Thread - Part 3

Originally Posted by TruerToTheCore View Post
The Joker of this time wasn't even that extreme, a deadly prankster, yes, but not that deranged (talking about 1985).
Yes. Until the very late 80s (by the time the film was already well into production), Joker was a little less homicidal and deranged. I think Nicholson portrays that Joker well - there isn't the real 'nasty' streak to him that tends to happen when Joker gets angry in modern interpretations.

Originally Posted by TruerToTheCore View Post
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.
Hmmm...while I accept there are similarities, it's more in the way Black Mask is written by individual writers. The character can be spun differently, or just be another Joker clone - much like Riddler really.

I'm writing a fanscript at the moment for a third Burton Batman movie where Max Shreck becomes Black Mask. While I think yes there are similarities to Joker in the way I've written him, I think there is also enough of a difference to make him his own villain and deserve featuring him. The thing that helps the most was having him know Batman's identity (following from Returns) - it makes the cat-and-mouse between him and Batman a bit different from Joker, who no matter what, never seems to find out and in modern interpretations, never really cares. I'd be interested to know what you think.

FEAR THE BATMAN - A fanscript for a third Burton Batman film / continuation of Batman Returns. Scarecrow. Black Mask. Sasha Bordeaux. Please read and give feedback.
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