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The Joker DELETED ENDING You Never Saw + Deleted Scenes


The explosive ending of Joaquin Phoenix’s
origin story for the Joker will have fans debating his version of the iconic comic book
villain for years to come. However, the original ending was even more
chilling and had a brutal connection to Heath Ledger’s Joker. On top of that, over 30 minutes of additional
footage didn’t make it into the final film, meaning there are lots of deleted scenes missing
from the theatrical cut. Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers, I’m Jan and in
this video I’m revealing all the deleted scenes from 2019’s Joker and explaining the alternate
ending you never got to see. There will of course be spoilers, so take
care if you haven’t seen the movie yet. In the film, we watch Arthur Fleck pass through
multiple breaking points on the way to his transformation into the Joker. One of these is his discovery of the abuse
he suffered as a three-year-old child, but the original screenplay delved even deeper
into Arthur’s troubled childhood. In a scene scrapped from the final film, Arthur
revealed to Sophie that as a child he’d been bullied by other children who mocked him and
nicknamed him him “Happy” because of his affliction. By the time he was ten years old, Arthur was
so sick of it that he took a razor to his mouth and cut a smile onto his face, telling
his bullies: “You want happy? Here, how’s this for happy?” The childhood injury left Arthur with scars
around the corners of his mouth and brings to mind the stories of how Heath Ledger’s
Joker claimed he got his scars. “You wanna know how I got these scars? My father was a drinker
And one night.. He comes at me with the knife. ‘Why so serious?’ He sticks the blade in my mouth. ‘Let’s put a smile on that face.'” The original ending for Joker was going to
revisit Arthur’s horrific childhood self-harm in a scene where after the police car crashes,
Arthur escapes, grabs a piece of broken glass and uses it to carve a long smile into the
corners of his mouth again. Although Joker is R-rated and obviously violent,
it feels like this original ending would have been even more shocking and brutal. It’s possible the filmmakers or studio considered
showing Arthur inflict this injury on himself too gruesome to show on screen. There is a nod to this original idea in the
final version of the film though when, during the riots, Arthur takes the blood in his mouth
caused by the car crash and paints a bloody elongated smile onto his face with his fingers. It’s also possible the studio decided they
wanted to avoid any suggestion that this Joker could be connected with Heath Ledger’s version. “So I stick a razor in my mouth and do this
.. to myself. Now I’m always smiling.” The filmmakers have stressed multiple times
that the movie is not connected in any way to the DCEU, and the screenplay also states
that the “story takes place in its own universe [and] has no connection to any of the DC films
that have come before it.” Arthur’s facial scars would have also made
the scene where he meets the young Bruce Wayne even creepier because, originally, young Bruce
was going to stare at the scars around Arthur’s mouth and then reach out to touch them, foreshadowing
the future connection between the two characters. “You.. You complete me.” The very final scene of Arthur in Arkham State
Hospital was also going to be quite different. Originally, his cut smile was going to be
all stitched up and the scene with the hospital doctor played out a little longer. In an earlier script, she asked him if he
was keeping up-to-date with his journal and if he’d written about his episode. Arthur nodded and said it was how he remembered
it, but when the doctor looked in the book it was full of empty pages. The movie then ended with an orderly walking
Arthur back to his cell while he danced to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life”. In contrast to the theatrical version, in
the original screenplay, Arthur doesn’t appear to kill the hospital doctor, nor does he seem
to be about to escape from the ward. On top of these changes to the ending, there
are numerous deleted scenes from the first cut of the movie which, according to director
Todd Phillips, is a solid half hour longer than the final version. There are some key moments from the trailers
such as these which didn’t make it into the final movie and I’m going to go through the
screenplay and footage from the set to tell you what these deleted scenes are. Arthur’s relationship with Sophie is imaginary
in the final version of the movie, but originally that wasn’t the case in the script and all
of Arthur and Sophie’s scenes were real and did actually happen. There are also several additional scenes between
Arthur and Sophie which were deleted from the final film. After Arthur stalks and follows Sophie to
where she works at Gotham Savings Bank, there’s on set footage of Joaquin Phoenix coming out
of the bank meaning there was an additional scene inside. In the screenplay, Arthur went inside the
bank and walked up to Sophie who worked there as a teller, and pretended he wanted to open
an account. In this sequence which was scrapped from the
movie, Arthur saw Sophie visibly shudder when an older bank manager put his hand on her
shoulder. Later, when Arthur and Sophie are out together,
she tells him she’s been fired after filing a complaint about the manager harassing her
and trying to sleep with her. And there’s a deleted scene in the trailers
where Arthur is carrying his wand of flowers as he walks along the corridor of his apartment
block. He’s wearing his full Joker outfit and is
on his way to the Murray Franklin show. In the original screenplay, Arthur leaves
the flowers and an envelope full of money at Sophie’s apartment door, together with
a note asking her to watch him on TV. This scene changed in the final film with
Arthur simply exiting his building without taking anything to Sophie. There’s an interesting deleted scene after
Arthur is sacked and returns to the talent agency to collect his things from his locker. After Arthur leaves, there’s on-set footage
of Randall chasing after him and the two of them arguing, then Arthur taking off Randall’s
clown nose and throwing it into the road. The original screenplay explains that during
this cut scene, Randall is annoyed that Arthur mentioned that he’d given him the gun. Randall warns Arthur that the cops are all
over the subway murders, are now looking for a clown and that they’ll eventually track
him down. Arthur denies he had anything to do with the
killings, but Randall seems to know the truth and he goes on to tell Arthur that a lot of
people in the city are happy about what happened to the Wall Street guys. Randall also tells his ex-colleague that masks
are now being sold based on Arthur’s clown face. A cut scene teased in the trailers shows Arthur
getting thrown out of Wayne Hall after his run-in with Thomas Wayne. The screenplay describes the scene in more
detail and that Arthur, as a performer, “knows how to take a fall [and] plays it up in front
of [the protestors] for all it’s worth. He rolls to his feet with a bit of panache
[and the] protestors go crazy, cheering and applauding his act [with Arthur taking] a
deep dramatic bow.” This deleted scene together with Randall’s
scrapped scene definitely play up even more the sense of how Arthur’s actions are igniting
Gotham’s citizens to rise up against the rich. A really interesting fantasy subplot that
was cut from the final film involves Arthur’s ginger cat. In the original screenplay, the cat appeared
to Arthur whenever he was in his apartment, purring or staring at him and generally observing
whatever he was doing. And as Arthur slowly transformed into the
Joker, he began talking to the cat. The final scene with the cat happens just
after Arthur kills Randall. We see it sitting on a window sill though
the script makes a point of saying that it has no reflection, suggesting that all along
the cat was just another manifestation of Arthur’s delusions and lack of grip on reality. At that moment, he lets the cat out of the
window, telling it to go be free, indicating how Arthur was finally setting himself free
to embrace the personality of the Joker entirely. This imaginary cat could have been an intriguing
subplot that paralleled Arthur’s descent into madness, but instead it looks like in the
final movie, the filmmakers took the fantasy element of the cat and merged it with Sophie’s
storyline instead. The scene after Arthur kills the three Wall
Street guys on the subway was originally quite different. In the original screenplay, Arthur runs into
the Public Bathroom and ends up trying to shoot himself in the head before hiding the
gun away, then washing the clown make-up off his face. In the final film, this scene was completely
changed, with Arthur dancing around and seemingly embracing this side of himself. In fact, Arthur’s dancing was something Phillips
and Phoenix gave more prominence to in the final version. Phillips said in a Q&A that he always thought
“that Arthur had music in him” and that they added the dancing to the bathroom scene to
“show that [the music is] fighting to get out.” Another deleted scene had Arthur personally
going to Thomas Wayne’s offices to hand-deliver a letter from his mother to her former employer. There’s on-set footage of a scene we never
saw in the final film of Joaquin Phoenix outside an office and running up to someone with a
letter before falling over. In the screenplay, Arthur also goes inside
the office and asks to see Thomas Wayne. But the receptionist refuses and he ends up
getting thrown out of the building by security guards. After Arthur’s mother is taken to hospital,
there’s a deleted scene in the screenplay where a doctor and couple of nurses come up
to Arthur and ask him if he’s really the guy from the clip that was played on the Murray
Franklin show. “When I was a little boy and told people I
was going to be a comedian, everyone laughed at me. Well noone’s laughing now.” “You can say that again pal.” Arthur tries to deny it, but the doctor and
nurses are convinced he’s the guy they saw on TV and they begin to point out how unfunny
he was and that Murray made a fool out of him. Arthur ends up really mad and tells them to
go before he strangles all three of them with a stethoscope. Later, after Arthur has killed his mother,
there’s a deleted scene from the trailers which shows Arthur alone outside. This looks like the scene from the screenplay
where Arthur is at his mother’s grave in Gotham’s Potter’s Field Cemetery. Arthur was the only person who attended his
mother’s funeral and the two detectives tracking Arthur were also watching him from a distance
at that point. Another curious bit of deleted footage from
the trailers has Arthur walking down the corridor with a set of flowers. This is when he’s on his way to Murray Franklin’s
show as he’s got the full Joker outfit on, but for the same scene in the final film Arthur
doesn’t have the flowers. One of Joaquin Phoenix’s favourite scenes
ended up cut from the final edit. The scene was part of the rant and monologue
that Joker delivers on the Murray Franklin show just before he shoots the host in the
head. In an interview with The Associated Press,
Phoenix explained that he experimented a lot with his performance, how in some scenes he
would cry and in other versions of the same scene he would make jokes or be angry. The actor claimed that his best take for the
rant Arthur gives on Murray’s show couldn’t be used because it didn’t work when it was
put together with everything else in the movie. According to Phoenix, the version used in
the movie isn’t very good, but it worked best in the context of the entire film. So, what did you think of this Joker origin
story? And are there any deleted scenes you wish
had been included? Leave your thoughts about the movie in the
comments below! If you want to learn about more amazing movie
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100 thoughts on “The Joker DELETED ENDING You Never Saw + Deleted Scenes

  1. Hey Movie Lovers, what did you think of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker?

    And would you liked to have seen him do the Heath Ledger smile?! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  2. Outstanding!!! Really loved the revelation of Arthur's pain, bright spirit–fightin to make sense of this maddening world and the score was fantastic ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†

  3. This is the first movie I've seen twice in theaters, and I went to see Avengers Endgame. So I actually like this movie more than Endgame and I'm more of a marvel fan. But damn, the batman universe characters are so dark and relatable. It makes me love it so much more than any marvel character.

  4. At the end of these movie you just want to hug any stranger and show them empathy. ๐ŸŽˆ
    Great script + awesome autorโ€™s act = Tremendous movie.

  5. All I want to know is, are they going to make a sequel, with Joaquin Phoenix escaping from the loony bin and finishing what he started burning Gotham City to the ground. (แ…Œแด—แ…Œ* )

  6. Love it all but the ending with him walking into elevator and down the steps before cops chase him they used that AWFUL. Basketball song …like ….that REALLLY fucked the whole flow up Sorry . The very end Saved it tho

  7. Maybe joaquin Phoenix's version of joker is heath ledgers version of joker in the future when batman is an adult

  8. Instead of seeing Joker always get beat up by Batman, I think Joker was the good guy all along. The society changed him into a villain. So the real villain is the people who made HIM into a villain.

    Batman once said in the comic that Joker brings disaster to Gotham. Well, who's the richass all along and can't even help the poor guy who always wanted a good life instead of being treated like trash.

    Society, that's what we live in

  9. The movie was and is magnificent, it touches so many emotions of mental illness dependent on the programs to bridge their disease into society. Bullies everywhere in this movie, including dot the I's cross the T's nonsense of hypocrisy.Ain't nothing for the have not's. Critics don't want to see what is being said in this movie.

  10. That scar would be so fucking corny. Thank God they cut it out. They dont it need to be that connected to Heath's Joker. Jeez.

  11. Batman villains are actually the real heroes for many…makes more sense…I mean all of em are anti establishment a Anarchists….and heroes are billionaires and cops…politically it's kind of something..

  12. This film was just too real for people. I was completely floored in the theater. And I loved all of the homages and references to some of the best gritty crime dramas of the 70's and early 80's!

  13. I love it that all the jokers are unique in their way.
    The actors didn't have to follow story or a direction; they could interpret the jokers personalitiy like they thought it would be.
    Its amazing how each of them found a way

  14. Perfect end in the credits:
    Nurse in sanitarium "Here's your medicine Arthur"
    Arthur replies "Thanks Harleen, but can you call me Joker"
    Now that would have left me thinking…

  15. For those who think weโ€™ll get an extended cut, we wonโ€™t. Todd Phillips wonโ€™t release an extended cut or deleted scenes.

    Link to a source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cinemablend.com/news/2482561/no-joker-wont-get-an-extended-cut-or-deleted-scenes

  16. I watched this for the first time yesterday, and I still feel weird after seeing it. I absolutely loved it but its hard to explain ๐Ÿค”

  17. They cut a lot of stuff from inside Wayne Hall during the Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin) screening. The whole Thomas Wayne / Arthur bathroom scene in Wayne Hall took place instead of what I saw them film all day where Arthur literally stepped on top of audience members to escape after he sneaked in as an usher and cussed out Thomas Wayne. I was in all the scenes they filmed, but it looks like they went with the alternate take that was much shorter. As much as I would have loved to see myself, I think the version they went with made more sense with what they ended up going for. And that is how EXCELLENT this movie is. An absolute masterpiece.

  18. The movie is unpredictable. There are scenes that your thinking that this won't happen is what actually happened. Especially the blood footprint at the hospital in the ending of the movie is not what I expected. EVER! ๐Ÿถ

  19. Very good movie well written just like a novel, I would not change a thing. Too bad it's not connected to the D.C universe so other characters can have more great movies like this.

  20. I knew it was too good to be true, where we can just say good things about the movie without discussing race. Smh, really people!! Why is Sophie's race an issue?

  21. The only thing i like marvel over dc is the sequence of movies..if this movie comes before batman dark knight it would be great

  22. I thought the idea of people getting inspired by Arthur's actions on the subway to dress up as clowns as a means to protest was stupid because I'm pretty sure that there were no direct witnesses to the scene where he murdered the stock brokers. The woman that they were hassling – who would have had no motivation to co-operate with the police herself since you assume that she might have been quite happy that the dudes that where hassling her got what was coming to them, btw – left the train so how would they know he was the murderer so fast? Or wasn't simply acting in self defence, which he arguably was at least to begin with? Or that it was even a guy dressed up as a clown, for that matter? And even if this was the case why would this inspire people to protest? People get killed all the time so why would they rally around this one particular dude just because of who he happened to kill and how would the public know that they were assholes anyway when you assume most people would have gladly swallowed the media's narrative about the murders?

    It's just too contrived.

    In my opinion there should have been some pre-existing protest movement with people dressing in clown masks and regular clowns, like Arthur, just getting randomly attacked because of some perceived association with these protestors, maybe, by policemen out of uniform or counter-protesters. This would have at least made more sense as to why he would want to carry around the gun Randell gave him as a means to protect himself as opposed to just getting jumped by a bunch of kids for no reason – even if the idea of shooting even potential policemen isn't that great an alternative it's at least better than death. That along with the Randell scene left in, just to flesh the whole thing out a bit.

    You could have even extended the Randell character as being somehow involved with this protest movement himself with him trying to manipulate Arthur into acts of violence for his own interest while limiting his own involvement as much as possible. That would have provided more motivation – opposed to just not liking the guy because he was an asshole
    – as to why Arthur as the Joker murdered the character later on in the movie – since he would have seen through the subterfuge of him just getting used to further some dicks ends. Thus tieing the narrative together, somewhat.

    The whole thing of him becoming the leader of revolution just comes way too far out of left field IMHO. Literally five minutes after the subway murder. Like WTF.

    And there's also the plot hole as to why if he was jumped by a bunch of kids he wouldn't have simply filled out a police report – even if they weren't going to do anything about it – since that action would have at least gotten him out of trouble with the boss who accused him of making the whole thing up – or just shown how badly brused up his back was, for that matter, if you presume that his psychological issues prevented him from reporting the assault. Sure the guy was a prick but literally one piece of dialogue like, yeah, I'm aware of these attacks but there's nothing I can do and the police won't help, also I'm sorry but you'll have to pay for the sign. Meaning that packing heat was about all he could have done given his circumstances, insert political social commentary here.

    And there's other stuff like how they have a perfect recording of him bombing on stage when I'm pretty sure they just didn't have the technology to do that back then. Or how they left his rant go on for way too long in the film's climax where you assume they would have had some sort of safe guard like a five minute delay. Etc etc.

    Of course the thing about this movie is you're never quite sure what's real or what's a part of his delusional state so it's possible that they were trying to play up the fact that he could have just made up this aspect as well. But the thing is I suspect that the writers are using this as a massive smoke screen as a way to cover up some rather dodgy writing. Who, the fuck, knows? This was a good movie for sure but just I don't know if this movie is going to become a classic or whether these plot holes will just compound overtime to bring it down. I just dunno. Ill figure I'll have to re-watch it a bunch of times when the Bluray comes out.

  23. So basically the editors took out all the redundancies off the movie. I am eager to see the new scenes but at the same time from what was described I think the final screenplay will still hold Best

  24. This movie is so Depressing and sad yet a masterpiece, just shows that this world really can turn a person who just wants to be loved and just to make people happy, would turn out to be a person that will do such brutal crime. You might say it's weird but I literally cried because of his condition and life situation. That this world is so unfair to him.

  25. Don't You think, mixing series, Harleys mentality reminds Sophie ?
    If thinking like Sophie was image of lacking 'someone', breaking mentality of Arthur…and what Joker did to Harley was supposed to 'revive' his imagined 'love of life' after killing her?
    Also, because of lack of scars, I see it rather like that: Last scene we see is truth, where schizophrenic, PTSD Arthur is locked in mental hosp, after loosing himself when he stopped to take PILLS social guardian doc was prescribing him.
    That makes me ask…HOW MUCH of 'Gotham' we saw by Arthur eyes was true? What if he NEVER killed anyone? If his mother, too, long no existing, if LAST scene we saw, with Arthur foots, marking white floor red, 'bloody' marks is (reminding me end of HALLOWEEN 2 by Rob Zombie end) picture of state of his broken mind?
    If he was SO DANGEROUS…why he didn't even got his hands cuffed? Tied or was he not guarded when leaving docs office?

    What if it was all broken mind of abused guy, that fallowed adopted mother into mental institute, was set free, funds for his guardian ended, he got another break down…and got catathonic or something like it, loosing touch with reality, than woke up in hosp, where he was asked by doc Tell me, what happened, Arthur?

  26. His appearance on the show was the weakest part of a excellent movie i thought…. seemed a lil too like that Milo guy who's always arguing with feminists ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  27. In an earlier version of the script, Arthur thought he was in a relationship with Sophie just because she was nice to him. He later walks into her apartment and accidentally sees her fucking her boyfriend. He later meets Sophie at her daughter's school and is all like "we can work this out, I've never felt this way about a woman before" and she's like "WTF? We're not even dating, I just hung out with you because I felt bad for you." Her daughter comes up to her to see what's wrong and Sophie says she should leave their having a "grown up talk." Arthur then pulls the ultimate dick move and is like: "Actually Gigi stay! You need to know that your mom's a whore and a bad person!" And then he just walks away leaving the little girl to cry.
    I'm partially glad that they got rid of that scene, it's soooo cringey and makes Arthur super dis likable. But then again he sort of was supposed to be.

    Also in earlier versions of the script, when Arthur's on the Murray show, he talks about all the horrible things in his life like their a bit. And people actually sort of find it funny.
    Murray's like: Does your mom like the show?
    Arthur like: She did, but she's dead now lol. But it's okay because she let me get raped as a child LMAO.

  28. I would have loved to have seen the version of this that was a prequel to The Dark Knight. I'm happy with the version of the movie we have. It's a brilliant film. But I like the idea of an expanded universe of the Batman Begins universe.

  29. Damn. They should have stuck with all of these! I especially love the cat thing. I think that it would have been a lot better and way more impactful than the fake girlfriend

  30. I feel this movie could have been even better than it already was. I dont blame Phillips for making these decisions, he most definitely felt pressured to tone everything down and take stuff out

  31. Yeah, this movie shouldn't be connected to the rest of the DC universe. Arthur Fleck should be involved in a giant crime war against Scarface and Heisenberg. Three works of art, each starring a master criminal with a nickname.

  32. I think its better he didnt make the scars something about the bloody smile just feels right to me, I think it would feel like a kind of pandering moment and it makes the ending feel far more ambiguous not being able to see that kind of affliction

  33. It's such a great movie and an amazing take on my favorite comic book character of all time. As a standalone version, it was a masterpiece.

  34. I only saw this once so far, but my take (and I don't know if anyone had said this yet) is that Joaquin's Joker is not the same as Heath's but they could exist in the same univers. I felt Joaquin's Joker would be too old by the time Batman Begins … um begins. So Joaquin's Joker started a movement of violence and he would eventually die or possibly be be left in Arkham by the time Heath's Joker arrives at the end of Batman Begins. The movement would have eventually died out but lay dormant in Gothamites (?). Then maybe Heath's character picks up the mantle (for some other reason) and wants to bring forth the chaos caused by Joaquin's Joker. While this might make Heath's Joker seem like a copycat and unoriginal, what that Joker does is much more on purpose. Crazy but with a purpose. Although neither Gordon or Batman ever mention the Joaquin's Joker from decades earlier, so that is a disconnect, but still felt this was the origin of one Joker and we still don't know the origin of Heath's Joker.

  35. Additionally, while I thought this movie was slow, it built wonderfully. If you took out any reference to the DC characters it would still have been an incredible movie. I knew, while watching, that it had elements of Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy, but that didn't bother me at all (I loved those two movies as well). I loved the character development and Joaquin was wonderful. I don't know many who could have (or would have) dared to do what he has done. Without the DC universe references this movie would definitely be an Oscar contender. While my son and I loved the trailer and could hardly wait to see the movie, I know I was engrossed by every minute and my son thought it was just OK. For me, the movie grew more favorable as I thought and discussed it. A day later I was saying I wanted to see it again (something I don't do often in a theater as I usually wait to buy or rent my favorite movies for another viewing). Still, I can see why some are not thrilled with the movie.

  36. There was a ton of deleted scenes, I really hope we get a director cut. This movie is the best DC movie to come out, ever, and while Iโ€™d love to see him go against bat man, if this is a stand alone Iโ€™d be totally fine with it.

  37. An idea that I had that would make this film ten times better is if Harley Quinn is in this movie. Instead of Sophie it should have been Harley Quinn. It could explain how they fell in love. And how crazy they both were. I think it will make this movie way more enjoyable than it already is.

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  39. This movie was artwork….Iโ€™m glad they focused on the villain and why he became a villain with a little twist on what goes on today in our society… need a part 2

  40. " You created me, I created you " Joker from Keaton's Batman. Most of Nicholson's Jokers mannerisms, movements and timeline is almost correct.
    Jokers movie had the Wayne's killed in the 1970's.

  41. NOWONDER I THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING MISSING. Im talking about joker walking down the hall with flowers in trailers but not in movie

  42. I have always liked Marvel better but this, this is probably my favourite film I've ever seen๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ Well done Joaquin and DC/Warner bros๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ

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