Report: Controversial Gary Glitter Song Will Not Be Removed From Iconic ‘Joker’ Scene

Warner Bros. will reportedly not remove the famous Gary Glitter song used in Joker after some backlash.

There has been some controversy surrounding the use of Gary Glitter’s song in Joker. In the film, Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part II” is used in the now iconic scene featuring Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker dancing down the stairs. There was some outcry regarding the Gary Glitter song being used in Joker because the artist is a convicted pedophile.

A main reason for concern was because of Gary Glitter receiving royalties after it being used in Joker. However, The Hollywood Reporter says the studio has no plans to remove the Gary Glitter song from Joker. In regards to Gary Glitter’s royalties, he could receive a small amount from the song streaming on webcasters like Pandora and SiriusXM. Gary Glitter would see money if he was registered with SoundExchange. Following the inquires, the management organization responded to THR in a statement:

“We currently collect and distribute royalties on behalf of more than 199,000 recording artists and copyright owners’ accounts. In order to protect their privacy, SoundExchange does not disclose their registration status or share any of their royalty information.”

Did you enjoy the placement of Gary Glitter’s song in Joker? Would you have chosen a different song? Sound off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Joker:

Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Joker is now playing in theaters.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.