During Kevin Smith’s Fatman Beyond podcast, Smith broke every listeners damned heart by breaking the news that the original ending to Joker was a much darker one.
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 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. What the fuck, man! This world has no Batman!
An end fitting of our current world! Luckily for us, we didn’t receive that horrible down ending Smith described. I mean seeing a kid die in a film is already pretty awful but then throw in the fact that the kid in question would have one day been Gotham’s savior… yikes.
Of course, with the unreliable narrator that Joker was, could we have even believed the scene even if it had gone down like that?
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