Batman / Batman Joker

Who Is the New Joker in Batman?

The Joker is undoubtedly one of the most iconic villains in the world of comic books and movies. He has been portrayed by many actors over the years, each bringing their own unique take on the character.

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around who will be playing the new Joker in the upcoming Batman movie. Let’s take a closer look at who this new Joker is.

The New Joker: Joaquin Phoenix

After much speculation, it was announced that Joaquin Phoenix would be playing the new Joker in the upcoming movie. Phoenix is no stranger to playing complex characters, having previously starred in movies like “Her,” “Gladiator,” and “Walk the Line.” His portrayal of Johnny Cash in “Walk The Line” earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

What We Know About The Movie

The upcoming Batman movie is said to be a standalone film, separate from other DC Extended Universe movies like “Justice League” and “Wonder Woman.” It will be directed by Todd Phillips, who previously directed movies like “The Hangover” trilogy and “War Dogs.”

According to reports, the movie will be set in Gotham City in the 1980s and will focus on how Arthur Fleck (Joker’s real name) became the iconic villain we know today. The movie is said to have a dark tone similar to Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” and “The King of Comedy.”

What We Can Expect From Joaquin Phoenix’s Performance

Phoenix is known for his intense performances, often immersing himself fully into his characters. He famously lost a significant amount of weight for his role in “The Master” and reportedly did so again for his role as Arthur Fleck/Joker.

In an interview with Collider, Phoenix stated that he was drawn to this role because it was unique compared to other comic book movies. He said, “I wouldn’t quite classify this as like any genre.

I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero movie, or a studio movie or a .. It feels unique, and I think more than anything, and probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, and so that’s exciting.”

Conclusion

In conclusion, Joaquin Phoenix is set to play the new Joker in the upcoming Batman movie. The movie is said to be a standalone film with a dark tone and will focus on how Arthur Fleck became the Joker. Phoenix’s intense performances in previous roles suggest that he will bring a unique take on the character, making for an exciting portrayal of one of the greatest comic book villains of all time.

  • Joker will be played by Joaquin Phoenix.
  • The movie is directed by Todd Phillips.
  • The movie is set in Gotham City in the 1980s.
  • The movie is said to have a dark tone similar to “Taxi Driver.”
  • Phoenix lost weight for his role as Arthur Fleck/Joker.
  • The movie is expected to be unique compared to other comic book movies.