We are only a few months away from the premiere of the Joker. Joaquin Phoenix will portray the infamous villain from the DC universe. The Joker has been portrayed by many well- known actors, but for a stand-alone origin story will Joaquin Phoenix be able to portray the Joker in due fashion?
The simple answer to the question above is YES. Phoenix is an amazing actor with a wide range in history with the roles he has portrayed. He has been nominated for various awards including the Academy Awards for his work in Gladiator, Walk the Line, and The Master.
Even when he’s not on a film set Phoenix can still make people talk about his performance. This was the case all the way back in 2009 when he appeared on the David Letterman show. During his appearance, Joaquin looked unkept and was wearing sunglasses and was just weird. His appearance got many people talking including myself. Joaquin would appear a year and a half later again on David Letterman’s show and apologized to Letterman and explained that It was just an experiment between celebrity and media. Well, the experiment worked.
When I first saw some early stills of the Joker, I was a little hesitant of the film, but the trailer blew me away. I have always been a fan of the bad guy and having an origin story of a villain like the Joker is going to be epic. Suicide Squad put a sour taste in people mouth when it came to the Joker, but hopefully, Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal brings the Joker back to the mainstream. Expect to see Joker costumes this Halloween.
The Joker hits theaters this October and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz. The movie will be directed by Todd Phillips who also co-wrote the script with Scott Silver. Are you going to see the Joker?