A new piece of art that merges the Joker from 2008’s The Dark Knight and the upcoming Joker solo movie is equally creepy as it is awesome.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker hits theaters next October and although plenty of images from the set have hit the internet, there’s still really no telling exactly what this film is going be. The set images of Phoenix in the iconic make-up have had some fans comparing the Oscar-winner’s interpretation of the Joker to that of Heath Ledger’s from The Dark Knight. Specifically, many have cited the ratty greasy hair as a direct nod to the iconic performance, which earned Ledger an Academy Award posthumously in 2009.
A DC fan on Reddit by the name of BritEdit decided to celebrate The Dark Knight’s 10-year anniversary by merging both Ledger and Phoenix into one terrifying image. This isn’t just some photoshop either, it’s a perfect representation of the Joker and makes for a fitting desktop screensaver this Halloween season. Check out the image in the post below.
It’s been almost a year since the release of Justice League and although some fans are itching for more DC goodness on the big screen, the next year is seemingly going to be the year of DC. After Aquaman releases in theaters this December, Shazam! arrives for plenty of laughs in April, before Joker arrives as a darker entry in the franchise the following October, with Wonder Woman 1984 capping off the exciting year next November.
Aside from that, DC is releasing a record number of animated features straight-to-DVD such as Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Batman: Hush, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, and the follow-up to this year’s The Death of Superman titled Reign of the Supermen. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Joker as soon as more information becomes available. What are your feelings on the information released about the film thus far? Which upcoming DC film are you most excited about? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
“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.
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, Shea Whigham, and Robert De Niro.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.