‘The Dark Knight’ Writer Reveals Pushback Over Not Including Joker Backstory

‘The Dark Knight’ Writer Reveals Pushback Over Not Including Joker Backstory
One of the defining plot points in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” is the lack of backstory for Heath Ledger’s Joker. The villainous clown tells different stories about how he got his infamous scars at various points throughout the film. Not giving a backstory for the Joker was an idea forged by David S. Goyer and Nolan, the “Batman Begins” writers who share a story credit on “The Dark Knight.” At Comic-Con@Home (via The Playlist), Goyer revealed there was internal studio pushback to the decision.

“I do remember when we were talking about, ‘Well, what if the Joker doesn’t really have an origin story?’ Even after the success of ‘Batman Begins,’ that was considered a very controversial thing,” Goyer said. “We got a lot of pushback. People were worried.”

Nolan and Goyer’s idea won out in the end, but it’s easy to understand why
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