7 Questions We Have After Watching Joker

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon October 07, 2019 17:02 PM

3Did Arthur Kill His Psychologist?

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In the closing moments of the film, we find Arthur once again committed to Arkham State Hospital where he’s talking with his psychologist. Then, when we see him next, he’s casually strutting down the hall while leaving a trail of bloody footprints.

Are we to assume this means Arthur murdered his psychologist or was this merely symbolic of him fully embracing the Joker persona? Considering he’s immediately chased up and down the hall by one of the orderly’s, it’s likely the former.

4Will This Version of Bruce Wayne Become Batman?

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When Arthur heads to Wayne Manor to try to confront Thomas Wayne, he finds a young Bruce Wayne playing the courtyard. Later on in the film, during the riot, Bruce, Thomas and Martha flee from the Monarch Theater before Bruce’s parents are gunned down in an alley by one of the clown-masked protesters.

While this film clearly plays fast and loose with established DC lore and is unlikely to receive a sequel, is it safe to assume that, in the Joker universe, this version of Bruce Wayne would follow the natural progression and go on to become Batman? Sadly, we’ll probably never find out the answer.

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