This article contains spoilers for Joker.
The blockbuster comic-book film Joker is an already haunting movie in itself, along with the bedlam that transpired within the film’s climax. But there is apparently an even more horrifying alternative ending that did not make the cut.
In a Fatman Beyond podcast recently, filmmaker Kevin Smith claimed that there was one alternative ending planned for the now blockbuster movie, reports The Independent. In the theatrical cut of the movie, we see the infamous murders of the Thomas and Martha Wayne, with poor Bruce being the lone survivor of this incident. This is the pivotal moment that makes Bruce into who he is in the future, a permanent scar on him and his future.
Originally, the ending in the hospital was different. He’s in the hospital and he laughs, chuckles, and he says, ‘I was just thinkin’ of something funny’. What was supposed to happen was you flashed back to the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne, and it was him (Joker) killing Thomas and Martha Wayne and the boy was screaming and crying and he turned to walk away and he turned back, shrugged, and shot the kid. Credits.Kevin Smith on the Fatman Beyond podcast
Imagine the fallout if Gotham lost Bruce along with his parents; where would Gotham be? Who would be the influencer for Gotham, and how much worse could the Joker and his followers be amidst all of this alternative-calamity.
Joker is played by Joaquin Phoenix, who has been nominated for numerous Oscars following his performance in the Joker. A sequel is in the works.
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