Movie FX legend Rick Baker creates his own version of DC Comics' Joker

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May 18, 2015

If you've ever wondered what it would look like if movie effect legend Rick Baker took a crack at DC's most iconic villain, wonder no more. Prepare yourself — it's creepy.

In his spare time, Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Men in Black, The Wolfman) apparently likes to play around with imaging software. His latest creation is framed around Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's redesigned Joker from the recent New 52 comic arc Death in the Family.

Not to dive too deep into spoilers, but the comic story finds the Joker's face being removed and eventually reattached. The comic art is obviously somewhat gruesome considering the subject matter, but Baker's version shows just how unsettling and visceral this thing could look if ever rendered in a more realistic medium.

Seriously. Eew. But awesome. Check out the evolution of his design below:

Started working on a #JOKER52 #Zbrush took a few liberties with @GregCapullo cool design,hope you don't mind Greg.

— Rick Baker (@TheRickBaker) May 11, 2015

Continuing on my #Zbrush version of @GregCapullo Joker 52 Still working on the sculpt but wanted to start color

— Rick Baker (@TheRickBaker) May 14, 2015

Ok,I'm calling my #DCcomics #Joker52 Done for now..@GregCapullo hope I did him justice .#Zbrush #Keyshot #photoshop

— Rick Baker (@TheRickBaker) May 15, 2015

So, what do you think? Is Baker's design what you'd like to see (someday) on the big screen? 

(Via Collider)