Newly Discovered ‘Joker’ Easter Egg Reveals Connection To Jack NIcholson’s 1989 Portrayal

So neat.

‘Joker’ was one of the biggest movies of last year and I feel like it’s gonna be a long time until we stop talking about it, especially as some of those delicious Easter Eggs found within it are only just being discovered.

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The latest one is a kickback to Jack Nicholson’s portrayal or Joker way back in Tim Burton’s 1989 movie ‘Batman’. The Easter Egg was discovered by Twitter user moviedetail, who noticed that a painting in Arthur Fleck’s mother’s apartment was a replica of  18th century Thomas Gainsborough piece’ The Blue Boy’. This painting was also seen in the 1989 movie when Joker stormed a museum flanked by his henchman.

Take a look below:

That’s pretty neat isn’t it? I love it when filmmakers (or set designers or whoever) go the extra mile to reference the work that’s come before them like that – just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and especially cool if you spot the reference but nobody else does.

Seems like ‘Joker’ has an abundance of these little ‘Easter Eggs’ as well if this one has only just been discovered. Hopefully there are a whole lot more out to find in there as well.

For more of the same, check out the director breaking down the beats from the movie’s opening scene. So much going on there.


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