A fan spotted another nod to Tim Burton’s Batman in Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.
One of the many memorable sequences in Tim Burton’s Batman involved Jack Nicholson’s Joker and his goons confronting photographer Vicki Vale at the Gotham Museum of Art. After luring Vale to the museum under false pretenses and using poisonous gas to kill the other patrons, Jack Nicholson’s Joker arrives on the scene and proceeds to destroy works of art as they make their way towards the intrepid photographer.
At one point during the Batman scene, Jack Nicholson’s Joker passes by a portrait by Thomas Gainsborough called “The Blue Boy.” Now, one Reddit user has spotted the same portrait in the apartment of Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck in Todd Phillips’ Joker.
You can check out the nod to Tim Burton’s Batman in the post below!
Did you catch this nod to Tim Burton’s Batman? Have you spotted any other nods to Tim Burton’s Batman since Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker was released? Let us know if you’ve seen any other Batman Easter eggs in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s 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 fracturedsociety. 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.