The Internet Reacts To Joaquin Phoenix Possibly Playing The Joker

Joker Joaquin PhoenixWith the news just breaking that Joaquin Phoenix could be playing the next big screen incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime in the Todd Phillips-directed Joker origin movie from Warner Bros. and DC Films, fans have responded online with a strong and divisive reaction.

Warner Bros. was previously reported to be eyeing Leonardo Dicaprio for the Joker, but the latest report reveals Phoenix is in talks to play the character in the film. The studio has apparently already met with Phoenix for the role and he’s agreed to it.

The film, which will be separate from the current DC Extended universe, will be produced by Martin Scorcese under a new banner in an effort to create new and unique storylines as the studio attempts to expand the canon. The script has been written by Phillips and Scott Silver (8 Mile). Phillips will also produce the film, which has been rumored to feature a darker take on the iconic villain who was tormented over a permanent smile on his face.

You can check out how fans on the internet have reacted below and keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.

5 Actors Who Should Play Two-Face Ιn Τhe DC Extended Universe

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Two-Face DC ComicsWhile characters like Joker and Catwoman are the most popular among Batman’s rogues gallery, Two-Face is one of the most tragic and menacing. The character has already been played by Tommy Lee Jones and Aaron Eckhart on the big screen, but Two-Face has yet to join the newly-created DC Extended Universe. With The Batman coming out soon, there’s a solid chance audiences will be introduced to Harvey Dent as Matt Reeves expands on Gotham City.

Two-Face wasn’t always a dastardly villain, though. He started out as a dedicated District Attorney in Gotham. After taking the mob to court too many times, Harvey had acid thrown on his face. Not only did the incident scar half of his face, but it also sent Dent down a path of mental instability. While Dent can control himself sometimes, more often than not his murderous persona comes out and the two are forced to argue for control over his actions. Obsessed with the the idea of chance and what’s fair, Two-Face has a personal history with the Caped Crusader that makes this dangerous villain an emotional challenge for Batman unlike any of his other foes.

Hit Next to see who should bring Two-Face back to the big screen in the DC Extended Universe! 

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.