It may have taken until 1989 for Tim Burton's Batman to kick off the comic book movie era in earnest, but a producer on the film was already thinking about the casting choices a decade earlier—and even mocked up a pic of Jack Nicholson as The Joker.
After Christopher Nolan is done with The Dark Knight Rises—most likely his last Bat-film—Warner Bros. wants to keep the franchise alive with a new TV series. And the Caped Crusader's Big Bad will be none other than the Joker.
Whether you loved the Captain America and Thor spots that aired during the Super Bowl or felt they lacked a little something, this new cinematic from the DC Universe Online game is a three-minute chunk of awesome that puts them both to shame.
Though the 1989 graphic novel Gotham By Gaslight was a bit too weird to warrant a film adaptation, the tale of a 19th Century Batman hunting down Jack the Ripper did at least have a videogame in the works—but not anymore.