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Was the Joker in the New Batman?

The Joker is one of the most iconic villains in the Batman universe. His portrayal has been both praised and criticized over the years, but there’s no denying his impact on the franchise.

Many fans were eagerly anticipating the release of the new Batman movie to see if the Joker would make an appearance. So, was he in it?

The Short Answer: No, the Joker did not appear in the new Batman movie.

Why Not?

There are a few reasons why the Joker was not included in this particular iteration of Batman. First and foremost, this version of Batman is meant to be more grounded and realistic than previous versions. The director wanted to focus on other villains that fit better into this world.

Secondly, there have been a lot of different iterations of the Joker over the years. Some directors and writers prefer to put their own spin on the character rather than trying to recreate what’s already been done. It’s possible that we’ll see a new version of the Joker in a future Batman movie.

Who Were the Villains Instead?

The main villain in this movie is rumored to be the Riddler, another classic Batman villain. Paul Dano plays Edward Nashton who takes on Riddler’s iconic role as Gotham City’s newest serial killer.

In addition to Riddler, there are rumors that we might see other villains like Penguin or Catwoman make an appearance. However, this has yet to be confirmed.

What About Joaquin Phoenix’s Version?

It’s important to note that while Joaquin Phoenix played a version of the Joker in 2019’s “Joker,” that character exists outside of the main DC Universe. The events of that movie take place in a separate timeline from other DC movies like “Batman.”

So while we did get to see Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the character, it’s unlikely that we’ll see him appear alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman in future movies.

Final Thoughts

While it’s disappointing to some fans that the Joker didn’t make an appearance in the new Batman movie, it’s important to remember that there are plenty of other great villains in the Batman universe. The Riddler, Penguin, and Catwoman all have their own unique personalities and storylines that could make for a great movie.

Who knows – maybe we’ll even see a brand new villain created just for this movie. Only time will tell!