Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight Will Bring Jack Nicholson’s Joker To Comics

Sean Gordon Murphy has revealed a spoiler for his upcoming comic, Batman: White Knight.

We already know that Batman: White Knight will offer an interesting take on the Joker. Murphy has told us that the book will see a “cured” Joker join Harley Quinn in “the love story you’ve always wanted.” We also know that there will be a role reversal of sorts, with the Joker engaging in a political campaign to paint Batman as a menace. And then there’s this:

But the most shocking revelation about Batman: White Knight is all in a name: Jack Napier. Napier is the version of the Joker portrayed by Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, a homage to Nicholson himself and actor Alan Napier, who played Alfred Pennyworth in the 1960s Batman TV show.

And now, in the comics, according to Murphy on Twitter:

Well, that’s not entirely true. Jack Napier was a character in Ed Brubaker and Sean PhillipsBatman: Gotham Noir in 2001. But he was never technically named as The Joker in that, so maybe it’s a technicality.

Batman: White Knight hits stores on October 4th.

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