The buzz for Joaquin Phoenix performance as the Joker is already getting praise as those who have already seen the film call it Oscar-worthy.
According to a source speaking to Awards Ace editor Erick Webber, someone who has seen the film had nothing but good things to say about Joaquin Phoenix’s version of the Joker. They insist that Joaquin Phoenix will be nominated at the upcoming Oscars for his performance. The phrase that is being used is “dark, disturbing & unforgettable.”
You can see Erick Webber’s full Tweet regarding Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Oscar buzz below:
— 𝔼𝕎 AWARDS ACE (@ErickWeber) July 29, 2019
What do you all make of this? Are you looking forward to seeing Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the Joker? Is this early Oscar buzz something that will translate to mainstream film critics and audiences? Would you like to see him finally win an Oscar? Could it top Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:
“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Opening in theaters on October 4, 2019, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, Bryan Callen, and Robert De Niro. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on the project!