Todd Phillips doesn't expect Phoenix's Joker to meet Pattinson's Batman

Todd Phillips doesn't expect Phoenix's Joker to meet Pattinson's Batman

It's an unusual victory for a comic book film, though, for a dramatic title that owes massively to Taxi Driver and stars an auteur's actor like Joaquin Phoenix, it's a little less surprising.

The actor not only had to work on capturing the mental state of Arthur Fleck.

The movie is an American psychological thriller, and Todd Philips has directed the film. The movie presents a new origin story for the legendary Batman villain, showing how a failed comedian named Arthur Fleck can transform from a forgotten clown with no objective into Gotham City's most fearsome foe. You can check out all of the officially released stills from Joker in the gallery below!

Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix.

Reeves had previously revealed that the new Batman movie will feature a younger Batman and it will not be based on "any particular [comic book]", Comicbook.com reports.

The Joker and Batman have been making the headlines respectively. The film will serve as DC's first outing beyond its the current cinematic universe since it was launched by Zack Snyder in 2013 with Man of Steel in order to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon. Aside from the White Knight comic and Burton's film, the name Jack Napier was also used in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series, though the show adopting that moniker as the Joker's title could be considered more an alias rather than an official name. Clearly, giving the Joker a new name was just one part of Phillips' and Phoenix's goal to present a new take on this storied character, who has been portrayed in pretty similar ways since his inception in the very first issue of Batman in 1940.

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The film will take the audience into Joker's past.

Joker subsequently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night and at both screenings, the movie was met with praise from critics.

Some have wondered if the movie will make viewers root for or against the character. Warner Bros. can rest easy as "Joker" made its TIFF debut to more rave reactions and Oscar buzz for Joaquin Phoenix's transformative lead performance. It would seem this concept of multiple Jokers may already be getting a small test.

"After Monday's premiere, Collider's Perri Nemiroff wrote, "#Joker is one of the most unnerving movies I've seen in years.

Of course, the best thing would be not to compare, because the safest thing is that after the premiere of this new film, each of them leaves us with a very different Joker from each other, but to find out we will have to wait until October 4, 2019.

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