Screenwriter responds to Controversy Surrounding Pregnant The Joker
The recently release of the relaunch of the comic The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #4 sparked an uproar among fans, due to the story introducing us to a version of the Joker who is pregnant. Screenwriter of the comic and Matthew Rosenberg has responded to this controversy, assuring that it is nothing more than a “silly joke” as part of a plot that does not really happen in the Joker comics.
Rosenberg explained that the story is part of a “feverish dream of the Joker” and should not be taken too seriously, as it is only fiction. The plot of the comic is that after the Joker attempts to convince Zatana to start a family, she casts a spell on the Joker resulting in him becoming pregnant. After giving birth to a baby clown, the Joker decides to keep him as his own.
Rosenberg reassured readers that the story is unconnected to other stories about the Joker and should not be taken too seriously. He said, “Nothing like that happens in the comics…It’s made to be a kind of feverish dream of the Joker in the style of the Silver Age that explore different and non-continuous explanations”.
So rest easy, those of you who may been disturbed by this Joker story, it is only a fiction and should not be taken too seriously.