Originally Posted by OutRiddled
What's wrong with Joker having a name?
Why not have Joker die? So he can come back for sequels? He even died in one comic - The Dark Knight Returns (Batman broke his ****ing neck).
As for being the murderer of Bruce's parents... I don't get what is the big deal, but that's a discussion which has already been done to death.
No interpretation is ever going to be perfect.
Of course it's all a matter of taste. But I prefer The Joker as a man coming out from nowhere with nobody knowing who he really is. Maybe not Joker himself. Identity unknwon.
Yes, in elseworld stories he pretty often dies. But as Batman's arch nemesis he should have survived his first confrontation with Bats. I'd have prefered an ending like in "A Death In The Family": "Find his body! Find his body!" Oh, Batman didn't break Joker's neck in TDKReturns. The Joker did it by himself.
And making Pre-Joker the murderer of Bruce's parents is just - wrong. It kinda cheapens Mr J's and Batman's relationship to a simple matter of revenge.
And when I was saying Nicholson was too old and too fat for playing Joker I didn't mean that he was old and fat per se.