The Joker and more on-screen Batman villains

The production of 'Joker 2' is further along than we thought!

Stars Insider

28/05/21 | StarsInsider

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The Batman franchise has numerous unique, exciting, and bizarre villains.  Many have been portrayed on-screen by multiple actors, taking on completely different styles depending on the director. Danny DeVito's performance as Penguin in Tim Burton's 'Batman Returns' (1992) is sure to be very different to Colin Farrell's Penguin in the upcoming reboot! 

The character of Joker has been played by four different actors, but Joaquin Phoenix is without a doubt the most loved. His haunting and sympathetic portrayal of this troubled man shines a completely different light on the classic villain, and earned him the Oscar for Best Actor. Reports say that a sequel to 'Joker' (2019) is in the works. Phoenix looks set to return for his starring role, but nothing has been confirmed yet. The first movie's director Todd Philips will be writing the script, and most likely taking the director's chair as well. 

Let's look back at some memorable performances of infamous Batman villains. Click through the gallery to get started. 

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