Joaquin Phoenix Thought Joker Should Be Heavier, but Lost the Argument

Joaquin Phoenix Thought Joker Should Be Heavier, but Lost the Argument”

We can all catch Joker when it premieres in theaters on October 4. Joker debuted at the Venice International Film Festival, where it scooped up the prestigious Golden Lion, the festival's top prize Screenings rolled out at TIFF this week, to another round of acclaim and heated debate, and the conversation has noticeably shifted in the Oscar direction.

At the same time, don't confuse those references as larger attempts to sync Joker up with the rest of the DC Extended Universe. According to rumors and those who attended the festival, "Joker" did so well, it received an eight minute standing ovation.

Joaquin Phoenix went on to reveal that he was actually quite a collector of comic books as a teen.

"I feel overwhelmed with emotion, because I'm just thinking about all the people that had such a profound influence on me", Phoenix said.

Reflecting on the movie as a whole, this movie is reported to be disconnected from the DC movie universe entirely. And he said, "You're going to start acting again, this is what you're going to do".

The film is set in the 1970s as a nod to the brooding cinematic character studies of the time, like De Niro's Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. "And he sat me down and made me watch it".

Since this is a movie centered all around him, it seems appropriate to discuss the character of the Joker himself.

This backs up previous reports that Joker is meant to be a completely standalone movie with no planned sequels or spinoffs. "And I am indebted to him for that because acting has given me such an incredible life", the actor recalled in an emotional speech. The movie has been rated R for elements including bloody violence and disturbing behavior, very much making it in line with the more dastardly version of the Joker seen in most iterations of the character. However, it has now been confirmed The Batman and Joker will not be connected in any way, with each taking place in their own separate timelines. There's a lot going for Joker. "It would have been easier for him if the movie was called "Arthur" and had nothing to do with any of that stuff".

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