Jack Nicholson’s Joker Is Set to Return in the New Comic

Ever since Joker made its appearance, the character remains to be one of the biggest mysteries of entertainment thus far largely due to its numerous origin stories. Interestingly, the upcoming comic book, Batman: White Knight will take the character to a new direction while connecting to its one of several origins. In the upcoming comic, the character is set to enter civilian life once more after being cured for his insanity and Sean Gordon Murphy earlier confirmed the character will enter the civilian life with the name of Jack Napier, the name Jack Nicholson’s Joker used in the 1989 movie.

Talking about the upcoming comic, Sean Gordon Murphy told fans via Twitter, “Big news: Jack Napier will be the name of my Joker. Warner just approved. 1st time Napier has been in a comic (minus Burton adaptations).”

Moreover, the official plot description reveals that despite using the old name, the character will go to a new direction. The plot description of the comic says, “Batman: White Knight is told on an epic scale, but at the heart of it all is the tragic story of a hero and a villain, The Batman and The Joker. The question is, which one is the hero and which one is the villain? The Joker’s been called a maniac, a killer, and the “Clown Prince of Crime” but “white knight”? Never. Until now. Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as ‘Jack,’ sets about trying to right his wrongs. First by reconciling with Harley Quinn and then by trying to save Gotham city from the one person who he thinks is truly Gotham’s greatest villain, the Batman.”

While the character is set to appear in the first of seven comics, it’s not known whether or not we will see the character appearing again in the future releases. Given that comics change the character perceptions on a regular basis, it won’t be surprising if the writers actually change the direction and make the character villainous once more. We will have to wait until the first issue comes out on October 4th later this year.

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