FX Master Rick Baker's Grotesque Version of The Joker

 

FX Master Rick Baker's Grotesque Version of The Joker

Special effects and makeup guru Rick Baker has created hundreds of memorable characters and props over his long career, with films like Star Wars, An American Werewolf in London, Videodrome, Men in Black, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas being some of his most famous credits. He's dabbled in the Batman universe as well, working on the underrated Batman Forever, and now he's tackling The Dark Knight's biggest foe: The Joker.

Screencrush points us to some tweets from Baker that reveal a bust of the character based on Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s New 52 version of The Clown Prince of Crime, and if you're familiar with those comics, you know that this take on The Joker is pretty brutal to look at. His face, which was once removed completely, is being held on with safety pins, and it's a grotesque imagining of one of Gotham's darkest villains. 

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