New Arrowverse Set Photo Reveals First Look at the Joker

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, Joker

Batwoman is inching closer to wrapping up its third season, but the show still has a lot of loose ends to tie up. The season began with Team Batwoman's mission to collect a plethora of trophies that Batman obtained throughout his stellar career as Gotham's protector. These so-called trophies are notable weapons from The Dark Knight's rogues gallery, meaning that new versions of these villains are running wild in the present day. 

One of the villains is a new iteration of Joker. In the Arrowverse's history during the post-Crisis timeline, the Joker was murdered by Batman, thus setting up the arrival of his successor. During Season 3, the new Joker is Ryan Wilder's brother, Marquis Jet, thus leading to an emotional encounter. 

Now, ahead of the show's finale, a fresh look at the original Joker has been revealed.

Arrowverse Has its Own Joker 

Kendrick Jackson, the actor who played the young Marquis Jet in Batwoman Season 3, shared a new behind-the-scenes photo of himself alongside the Arrowverse's version of Joker. 

The image shows a comic-accurate take on the Clown Prince of Crime: 

Joker, Kendrick Jackson as young Marquis Jet, Batwoman


Will Joker Return After Being Presumed Dead?

This latest behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Batwoman offers a fresh and the only look at the Arrowverse's Joker. During the villain's multiple appearances in the show via flashbacks, the Clown Prince of Crime can only be seen from the back, so this new look gives a full glimpse at Batman's archnemesis. 

At this point, it is unknown if the Joker is really dead in the Arrowverse's present day. In the comics, the character often cheats death, meaning that there is still a possibility that the villain is alive somewhere. 

Given that Batman is still missing, it's likely that the Joker is waiting for the right moment to strike, potentially until his nemesis returns to the streets of Gotham.

Warner Bros.' restrictions on DC TV prevented Arrowverse shows from using characters like the Joker in its lineup. However, given that the Multiverse is set to be pushed to the forefront of the DCEU, Joker could return at some point, thus wreaking havoc once more against Ryan Wilder and Team Batwoman. 

Batwoman Season 3 is available to watch on The CW on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.