Anyone that knows me well knows how much I love the Joker. Not just the Joker, but Heath Ledger’s Joker. I think he has to be the best villain ever. He even got a posthumous Oscar for the role. So for me to see that a Joker movie is coming out soon, and is played by Joaquin Phoenix, then they have my full attention. I’ve known Phoenix since he played the role of Commodus in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. He played the role so well that I hated him in every other movie I saw him. I think this movie is about to change my mind though.
Everyone has a history, a story that tells the decisions we made and the paths we crossed to get to where we are. Even someone as unpredictable as the Joker was human once and we’re going to be able to see the humane side of this super-villain.
The movie takes us through the journey of how Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by the society as a mentally ill and impoverished failed stand-up comedian, came to be known as the Joker and Batman’s archenemy. Zazie Beetz plays his love interest. I know right, the Joker had a love interest before Harley Quinn.
This is the first ever stand-alone movie about the Joker and from the look of things, it’s going to be an Oscar-nominated movie.
October 4, 2019.