Joaquin Phoenix lately debunked hypothesis that Arthur Fleck is the predecessor to his universe’s model of the Joker and never the true deal.

Fans have speculated that Joker protagonist Arthur Fleck will not be the precise Joker, however the man who will encourage the Joker, because the venture was introduced. After all, the character is finest recognized for not having a clearly-defined previous past falling right into a vat of chemical substances after a run-in with Batman, whereas the film goes into painstaking element about what it took to show an outcast into Gotham’s most notorious prison (and Bruce Wayne isn’t even on the trail to turn into Batman on the time that the film begins).

Well, Phoenix doesn’t actually see issues that approach. His response to a query from The LA Times about whether or not or not Arthur Fleck is the Joker was fairly clear:

“I mean, to me, yes, he is [the Joker].”

Even so, Phoenix will not be against the concept that there could possibly be extra to this story than the film’s cut-and-dry method. He defined that, regardless that he didn’t consider that line of hypothesis, he nonetheless welcomes it:

“There was something that was great about the mystery of it. Todd and I talked a lot about how this is one of the few opportunities that you have where people don’t expect to know the definitive truth of the character — and not only that, they probably don’t want it. Usually the demands of the movie are the opposite. I said, ‘We have to take advantage of that. Why would we not?’”

With Joker having a shot at a billion {dollars}, and Phoenix — who has by no means achieved a sequel to one in every of his motion pictures earlier than — now open to the concept of doing one other film with this character, it looks like there’s an actual likelihood {that a} sequel may really occur. For now, Joker doesn’t current any argument in opposition to the concept of Arthur Fleck being the “real” Joker, so it’s secure to say that Phoenix has obtained the final chortle.

Here is the official synopsis for Joker:

Director Todd Phillips’ Joker facilities across the iconic arch nemesis and is an authentic, standalone fictional story not seen earlier than on the large display screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who’s indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a person struggling to seek out his approach in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comedian at night time…however finds the joke at all times appears to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one unhealthy choice that brings a few chain response of escalating occasions on this gritty character research.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham. The film will not be a part of the DC Extended Universe, and appears to play into Warner Bros.’s pursuits of creating creator-driven superhero motion pictures over essentially constructing a hyper-connected shared universe… At least in the interim.

Joker is now taking part in in theaters. Stay tuned for the most recent information on the Joaquin Phoenix film!

Source: The LA Times

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has launched eight model new photos from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, “Aqualad”.

“Aqualad” will discover the dynamic amongst Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and the way 4 years prior, their tight-knit household dynamic developed solely to have their private emotions bleed extra into their work solely to be exacerbated by the arrival of a brand new villain.

These new photos give followers a brand new take a look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad in addition to a few new appears to be like on the authentic crew united collectively for motion. In explicit, we get our greatest take a look at how the Aqualad go well with interprets onscreen in live-action kind.

You can take a look at the remainder of the gallery for “Aqualad” by clicking “Next”.

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision of their new dwelling at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd practice collectively to hone their hero skills and work collectively as a crew. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these authentic Titans try and transition into an everyday life, when outdated enemies resurface everybody should come collectively to care for unfinished enterprise. And as this household of outdated and new Titans – together with Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – be taught to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to mild the sins of the outdated Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans household aside as soon as extra.

The sequence stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing embrace Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales taking part in Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, whereas Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have additionally joined the forged as Deathstroke’s kids Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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