No Joker Batman Meeting With Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Pattinson

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Meanwhile, it sounds as though Pattinson's Bruce Wayne will have his hands plenty full in The Batman even without Phoenix's Joker.

Speaking in an interview with ComicBook.com, Phillips discussed the reason why he chose to create a movie disconnected from the DC Extended Universe.

The red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), which leads up to the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, is stained with dashed hopes and splatters of blood "n" sweat of actors who gave their all to a role but got nothing in return, because the film carrying them just wasn't worth it. According to rumors and those who attended the festival, "Joker" did so well, it received an eight minute standing ovation. Looking at the reviews, it also looks like many people recommend the movie get nominated for its cinematography, saying that the movie is depicted in a very handsome way.

But Joaquin Phoenix, 44, may well have got the jury of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences by the collar.

Joaquin Phoenix became the star of director Todd Phillips' Joker in a roundabout way.

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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. With Martin Scorsese on the production team, this is quite understandable and again makes it feel like the movie is in capable and creative hands. "Shazam!" wasn't a mega-blockbuster, grossing $US364 million worldwide, However, it received positive reviews with a 91% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and improved DC's status among fans with an 84% Rotten Tomatoes audience score and an A grade on Cinemascore, which surveys audiences on a movie's opening night. "This is what you're going to do.' He didn't ask me, he just told me, and I am indebted to him because acting has given me such an incredible life". 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.

Also in the Variety interview, Phoenix revealed that he was initially apprehensive about playing Joker.

Already, there's Oscar buzz surrounding the performance of Phoenix as the titular supervillain in Joker.

Since this movie is rated R, this movie, though not connected to the DC universe, could end up being called one of the darkest DC movies made.


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