You also know that Disney must be scratching their collective heads. They cannot answer "Joker" with anything.
They don't really need to though. They're not in the business of making gritty movies like that. They're not in business to do character pieces as grim and foul as that, let alone filmed in as graphic and visceral a nature.
Any ways. I finally saw the movie. It was different than I expected in a few ways, and it was always for the better. I was pleased that, while the Wayne's played a part in the story, there was no real biological link between the families. And that Arthur's mother was not some discarded mistress, but actually a damaged delusional person herself.
The sad part of having watched this movie, is I'm not sure I even like the joker character anymore. I think I may even be done with Batman.
The ending, leading from the "you wouldn't get it" line, to the bloody foot steps and swagger, then a silly chase with a guard was the most joker thing I'd ever seen in my life. Just knowing that joker could have simply killed that guard, but instead ran around like a loony toon. Perfect.
It was amazing, and it horrified me. I've always really enjoyed the joker character, and I know he's a mass murdering psycho at odds with Batman. But he was that way in a cartoon/movie sense; all make believe. But something about that ending, as a culmination of the whole film, felt like it was a REAL thing I was watching, and it made me want NO part of it. I wanted that guard to crack him on the head so hard that you knew he was never getting up again. I wanted a world without the joker in it.
I'm not sure I'll be able to enjoy watching the character in other things now. And to an extent, may not be able to enjoy Batman; just because the character always let's joker live. Plays some broken morality card, just to let him carve through Gotham over and over. Batman is stupid, and the joker can't be allowed to exist.
That's what I took from it. Sucks to be me I guess.