The Evolution of The Joker in Film and Television

Screen Rant takes a look at the evolution of Batman’s archenemy The Joker in film and television.

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.