Following years of questionable casting within the DC Prolonged Universe, we lastly have some actually fascinating skills enjoying two of the largest characters in comicdom. Joaquin Phoenix’s flip because the titular villain in Joker is already receiving rave opinions, and Robert Pattinson has been tapped to takeover for Ben Affleck in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Nonetheless, these followers hoping to see the 2 actors squaring off shouldn’t maintain their breath if Todd Phillips is to be believed.
The director behind Joker was requested about the potential of Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime assembly Pattinson’s Darkish Knight on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant pink carpet. His reply was bluntly destructive: “No. Undoubtedly not,” he stated with a dismissive smile as he walked away (by way of Selection).
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By all accounts, Joker is a standalone character piece specializing in the psychological transformation of Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck. That’s not precisely the kind of unhealthy man you’d anticipate because the antagonist of a tentpole summer season blockbuster. Nonetheless, that doesn’t shut the door on Pattinson going through a unique model of Batman’s archenemy. (Although hopefully we’ve actually seen the final of Jared Leto’s take.)
As Phillips’ put it, “Oddly, within the states, comedian books are our Shakespeare it appears, and you are able to do many many variations of Hamlet. There will probably be many extra Jokers, I’m certain, sooner or later.”
Even when they by no means get collectively, these newest incarnations of the traditional DC characters are extremely anticipated on their very own. We’ll get to witness Phoenix’s Joker on October 4th, whereas Pattinson’s first flip as Batman is predicted in theaters June 25th, 2021. Rumors recommend he’ll be battling Penguin and Catwoman.