Check Out the Cinematic Inspirations for the Upcoming Joker Film!

Check Out the Cinematic Inspirations for the Upcoming Joker Film!

How do you give a character who’s infamous for having no definitive origin an origin? Let’s face it: Joker has stayed around long enough because he’s fascinating, but it seems that we’re afraid that fascination might leave our collective consciousness if we know anything about him. So, again, how do you give a character who’s infamous for having no definitive origin an origin? To answer this question, let’s starts with the basics: Although we know now that Martin Scorsese won’t be producing the new Joker movie, his touch is still prevalent in the film. Thought interviews, official statements, and just …

Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Stuns with First Trailer!

Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Stuns with First Trailer!

DC is doing things right lately. Aquaman was epic. Shazam! is better than anyone would have guessed. And now, even though Todd Phillips’ and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker won’t be included in DC’s cinematic universe, it seems like the newest take on the iconic villain will knock the cinematic world off its axis. The trailer has arrived. I was wrong to ever doubt.     So far, it looks like the film will be inspired by Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Earth One. We’ll be seeing a Joker origin story that takes place against the backdrop of Earth One’s Gotham …

Batman Fans May Have Their Newest Joker: Joaquin Phoenix

Batman Fans May Have Their Newest Joker: Joaquin Phoenix

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Last summer, news broke that a possible standalone Joker film was in the works. Finally, we have news on the front-running actor for the role: Joaquin Phoenix. According to Variety, Phoenix hasn’t been confirmed by the studio, but Todd Phillips, the director, has chosen him for the role. If Warner Bros. Studios approves and negotiations work out, we could have our next Joker.    Since Heath Ledger’s impeccable performance, the Joker’s tone has shifted from the campy Jack Nicholson to a darker, more twisted criminal, and Phoenix is an excellent choice for the role. Intense, brooding, method acting is how Ledger’s performance …