Anyone who knows anything about the DC Universe knows that the mostly officially accepted origin story of the Joker is told in Alan Moore and Bryan Bolland’s horrifying, deeply disturbing 1988 graphic novel; The Killing Joke. Yes, that’s the one where the Joker shoots Barbara Gordon in the stomach, strips her naked, takes photos of her writhing in agony, and then displays those photos to Commissioner Gordon in an amusement park ride tunnel. No, we’re not joking, that actually happens. Look it up. Yes; ‘holy crap’ is the correct response. Superhero films have never dared go anywhere close to as dark as their comic book counterparts.
With that being said, the trailer for the new standalone origin story of The Joker has dropped, and fans have been quick to pour over it and share their opinions.