Bringing in the Joker to act as Batman's foe in the movie was a good move as he is probably the most infamous of the bat villains.
Having followed powerful villains like the Joker, Scarecrow and Two Face, many are looking to the past Batman productions and comics for a glimmer of the future.
Just as Superman had Lex Luthor and Batman had his Joker, Wonder Woman also faced peril against her own Rogues Gallery of villains.
One of those was the wildly popular Revenge of the Joker game in 1991 and Batman: The Movie Arcade also offered in 1991.
In that country, the song tied for the number one position with a reissue of The Steve Miller Band’s The Joker.
Returning to Gotham City, Wayne builds a lair (the Batcave) in his mansion and begins to fight crime, starting with the Scarecrow and continuing with the Joker in The Dark Knight.
Batman can't take out his foe with an arsenal of missiles and machine guns, but the Joker can whip out an extended pistol and bring down the Batwing?
Many of the main characters like The Joker, Penguin and Poison Ivy are unlocked by completing levels--if you don't want to enter a cheat code.
After a shoot-out at a chemical plant between the police and a band of thugs working for a local organized crime ring, Jack Napier, having fallen into a vat of chemicals, is transformed into the Joker.
Other classic Batman characters are also present, Bruce's trusty butler, Alfred, Commissioner Gordon and district attorney, Harvey Dent to name a few, though none shine as much as the Joker.