As good as many people feel Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises was, many fans found it still left some unanswered questions. Namely, where was the Joker in all of this? At the end of The Dark Knight we saw the Joker taken away and fans were left to assume that the character had been locked up in Arkham. However, toward the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Bane and his henchmen set many of Gotham's worst free to roam the city. For example, there is one scene in particular where the Scarecrow (played by actor Cilian Murphy) plays judge in a courtroom that excommunicates Commissioner Gordon (played by Gary Oldman).
Still, in all of this, where was the Joker? Earlier this year Christopher Nolan made the discussion of the Joker's whereabouts in the film off-limits out of respect for actor Heath Ledger who portrayed the character in Nolan's 2008 film The Dark Knight but died during filming of an accidental drug overdose. Although Nolan didn't want to discuss the character out of respect for the actor's death, that didn't stop fans from alluding to his whereabouts in their own adaptations of the film.
The latest The Dark Knight Rises fan film titled Arkham Rises shows Bane and his army invading Blackgate Prison and unleashing the wrath of some of Gotham's most notorious super villains. See how many you can spot in the short, 5-minute film. What do you think of 'Arkham Rising'? If you like what you see, you can follow the creators of the short film on Twitter and Facebook and check out their official website, here.