Jack Nicholson was always the first choice to play the Joker, but he initially declined the role. The part was then offered to Robin Williams, who accepted the role while the film was still in pre-production. But Nicholson then had a change of heart and Williams was released.
The movie would have never happened if it weren’t for Pee-wee Herman.
The Penguin (Burtonverse)
The Penguin was the alias of Oswald Cobblepot, a deformed man who was abandoned in the sewers as a baby. Raised with animals in a zoo, he traveled as a circus freak as he came of age. Cobblepot's horrible past turned him into a bitter and ruthless sociopath, though he displayed uncontrollable aggression from infancy. As an adult he had a odd fascination with umbrellas, creating a wide collection with concealed weaponry and gadgets. Penguin became a notable crimeboss, using his disgraced…