Have you guys seen the new trailer with Joaquin Phoenix?
I just took a look at it and I have to say I’m intrigued. It wouldn’t surprise me if this turns out to be a bit of a smash hit, but I think most DC fans will always look back at the Heath Ledger Joker as the gold standard of how a Joker will be played onscreen. I was struck by how much he resembled the Heath Ledger Joker though.
There is a part of me that actually doesn’t want this film to be made though and I’ll tell you why. I kinda like the fact that the character of the Joker really never had much of a backstory at least to my knowledge. I know, some fans will be screaming through the article (please comment) about my lack of DC universe knowledge. However, being a casual fan of the DC Universe I don’t know his backstory, it isn’t really that necessary for some reason on his character I feel to understand the Joker.
Lets hope for a great rendition of the Joker.