The 'Joker' Movie's Alternative Ending is Revealed ... And We're Freaking Out (Video)

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix attends "The Burnt Orange Heresy" photocall during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 07, 2019 in Venice, Italy. - Image (Editorial credit: Denis Makarenko /

In the 'Batman was supposed to die.

Filmmaker Joker’ was written differently.

While the final release of the movie ended with Joaquin Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck locked up in a psychiatric hospital with a scene suggesting he killed his new therapist. Smith says in the video that a source close to the project revealed an alternate ending featuring a flashback at the hospital. The flashback would have taken the audience back to Thomas and Martha Wayne’s murder scene in the alley and reveal he was the Joker who killed them. What is more shocking is the next scene. Kevin Smith explains that Joker then also shoots Bruce Wayne, effectively killing Batman.

“Originally, the ending in the hospital was different,” Smith said. “He’s in the hospital, and he laughs chuckles, and he says, ‘I was just thinking 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.”

That said, the final cut of the movie never included this twist, and Batman fans can rest assured Batman is still alive. A new film releasing in the near feature starring Warner Bros. has no plans on making a sequel to the movie.

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