The Evolution of The Joker in Film and TV

The Joker is easily one of the the greatest and most insane villains ever created. Since his introduction we’ve seen several different versions of the character in both TV and film. My all time favorite version of the character is the one from Batman: The Animated Series, which was voiced by Mark Hamill. But over the years we’ve seen actors such as Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger wonderfully take on the role. Jared Leto is the most recent actor to play The Joker in Suicide Squad, and we have yet to see how that exactly turns out. 

In the honor of the Joker and his various incarnations over the years, ScreenRant has released a video that breaks down the evolution of the character over the years in film and TV. 

The Joker is one of the most iconic and popular villains in history. And we're not just referring to the history of comic books when we say that - Batman's arch-enemy stands up alongside the likes of Professor Moriarty, Darth Vader, The Wicked Witch of the West, Cruella de Vil and the Devil himself as one of the most recognizable bad guys in fiction.As a result of his popularity, there have been countless adaptations of the character across various media platforms. As well as appearing in comic books and graphic novels, The Joker has appeared on television, in movies, in video games and on all manner of merchandise and paraphernalia.In terms of mainstream versions of the character, the ones that have appeared in movies are undoubtedly the most well known, and it's pretty amazing how fresh the character has remained in each depiction - and this video is going to run through them in chronological order, discussing each version and how they differ from each other. Welcome to The Evolution of The Joker on the big screen
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