In 1981, Chill was waiting under an underpass as he spotted billionaire Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha along with their only son Bruce leaving the Aragon Theatre. Chill approached them before revealing his gun on them asking for their money and jewelry.
Thomas stood in front of his wife and son before moving to attack Chill with a punch as Chill shot him, with Thomas falling to the floor. Chill moved the gun onto Martha's face lifting up her pearl necklace as he does it. He then shot Martha in the face, shattering the pearls all over the pavement before fleeing from the distraught Bruce.
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (First appearance)
- Joe Chill was revealed as the murderer in a promotional tie in game to the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
|Media||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | The Batman|
|Characters||Bruce Wayne/The Batman | Alfred Pennyworth | Dick Grayson/Nightwing | Barbara Gordon/Batgirl | James Gordon | Lucius Fox | Thomas Wayne | Martha Wayne | Jason Todd/Robin | Clark Kent/Superman | Diana/Wonder Woman|
|Enemies||Joker | Harley Quinn | Killer Croc | Deadshot | Penguin | Lex Luthor | Deathstroke | Catwoman | Poison Ivy | Jonny Frost | Anatoli Knyazev | Joe Chill | Doctor Aesop | Firefly|
|Miscellaneous||Gotham City | Batcave | Arkham Asylum | Wayne Manor | Batmobile | Batsuits | Wayne Enterprises | Bat-Signal | Gotham City Police Department | Aragon Theatre | Batman film series | Ace Chemicals | Glasshouse | Batwing | Wayne Family | Blackgate Penitentiary | Batman Family|