Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Robert Pattinson’s Batman will not ever meet on display. Joker film director Todd Phillips stated in a latest interview that he does not foresee the characters interacting with one another in future motion pictures.
“No, definitely not,” he told Variety when requested about the potential of the 2 iconic DC characters coming collectively.
At the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Phillips shared extra perception. He reiterated that he doesn’t assume Phoenix’s Joker exists in the identical DC Universe as Pattinson’s Batman.
“I don’t see [Joker] connecting to anything in the future,” he said. “This is just a movie.”
Joker is a standalone origin story for the character, telling the story of how Arthur Fleck turned the villainous Joker. Looking forward, Phillips stated his model of Joker is simply one of many prospects of storytelling for the famed dangerous man. “In the states, comic books are our Shakespeare it seems, and you can do many many versions of Hamlet,” Phillips advised Variety. “There will be many more Jokers, I’m sure, in the future.”
Also within the Variety interview, Phoenix revealed that he was initially apprehensive about taking part in Joker. But ultimately, it turned out to be a profession spotlight for the three-time Oscar nominated actor.
“I mean honestly, it wasn’t an easy decision at first,” Phoenix stated. “I didn’t f**king know. I didn’t. But then there was something that was drawing me toward it. It just evolved as we worked together. It started becoming something more than I anticipated. It was one of the greatest experiences of my career.”
Joker premiered on the Venice Film Festival and was proven once more on the Toronto International Film Festival this week; it premieres in theatres on October 4. As for Pattinson’s Batman film, the Matt Reeves-directed movie is scheduled to return to cinemas in 2021.
GameSpot’s Joker review scored the comedian e book film a 10/10. “It might make you uncomfortable, and it will no doubt stay with you long after the curtains close; great movies often do,” reviewer Michael Rougeau stated.