Robert Pattinson's Batman Won't Meet Joaquin Phoenix's Joker

Carla Harmon
September 12, 2019

Joker opens in theaters on October 4.

Speaking in an interview with ComicBook.com, Phillips discussed the reason why he made a decision to create a movie disconnected from the DC Extended Universe.

The Toronto International Film Festival premiere of the "Joker" comes on the heels of the film's recent accolades at the Venice Film Festival. According to rumors and those who attended the festival, "Joker" did so well, it received an eight minute standing ovation.


Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is being lauded as as all-time great portrayal of the infamous Batman rogue.

Todd Phillips, who directed Joker, was also at the film's screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"You tell me if any of this is bullsh-" Dafoe said to Phoenix, before continuing his speech with a particularly pertinent message: "The point is he's always surprising us, and himself".


"I think that it's really an empathy toward isolation and kind of what is our duty as a society I suppose to address people who slip through the cracks in a way", she told Variety. And the next day he woke me up, and he made me watch it again.

Some have wondered if the movie will make viewers root for or against the character. Word is the movie is set at a time when all of Batman's villains are running loose in the streets, making them all potential suspects for a series of crimes the Dark Knight is investigating. "And I am indebted to him for that because acting has given me such an incredible life". Sure, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Aquaman might have been major commercial successes for DC, but unlike Marvel, DC's had a bit of trouble getting its comic book movie universe off the ground. The movie has been rated R for elements including bloody violence and disturbing behavior, very much making it in line with the more dastardly version of the Joker seen in most iterations of the character. It's not going be to easy for them to deny him the Oscar for Best Performance, Male, for his role in and as Joker. Since then, the studio's DC Comics movies have had little to do with one another, and it's paid off.


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