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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #378 – Batman on Film Part 7: BATMAN BEYOND - RETURN OF THE JOKER (2000) with Will Friedle
It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
After going through some big pre-E3 video game news – including events about Dragon Quest, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Horizon: Forbidden West – and some other odds and ends, we dive into Part 7 of our BATMAN ON FILM series, with the 2000 direct-to-video feature Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Produced by the same team behind the classic Batman: The Animated Series (and earlier film reviewed in this series, Mask of the Phantasm), Batman Beyond broke bold new ground for the caped crusader on television, and this film is no exception. Originally edited for violent content in the wake of the Columbine school shootings before releasing an uncut version a few years later, Return of the Joker is one of the darkest and most brutal Batman outings, but also one of the richest and most rewarding, a story about the past, present, and future of Batman’s world that brings a surprising amount of closure to this incarnation of Batman and the Joker, and cements Will Friedle’s Terry McGinnis as a worthy successor to the cowl.
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:04:09
Stuff: 0:04:09 – 0:16:51
News: 0:16:51 – 1:01:06
Batman Beyond: 1:01:06 – 2:10:52
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