Joaquin Phoenix has revealed where he found the inspiration for his Joker laugh, and it came from an unexpected place.
During a recent interview, with Italy’s Il Venerdì di Repubblica’, Joaquin Phoenix discussed his upcoming role as The Joker. One of the things he touched on was where he got the laughter. According to Joaquin Phoenix, he watched videos of people who suffered from a condition known as pathological laughter. This is apparently a neurological disorder that causes people to laugh uncontrollably and this is where he got the idea for The Joker’s laugh:
“I started from here. I saw videos showing people suffering from pathological laughter, a psychic dysfunction that makes mimicry uncontrollable.”
Even months from its release, Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal as The Joker has already garnered a significant amount of praise. An early reaction to his performance has reportedly called it Oscar-worthy and that the film as a whole is an achievement on the highest level.
What do you all make of this source of inspiration? Does it reinforce your faith in Joaquin Phoenix? Let us know in the comments below!
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Here is a plot 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.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and the future of the DC slate as we learn it.
Source: Il Venerdì di Repubblica’
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.