Artist BossLogic has used the recently-revealed first look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker to create a much darker, creepier design for the iconic Batman villain.
When Joaquin Phoenix was first announced to headline a solo movie as the iconic Batman villain, fans became so excited that art imagining his look as the iconic villains were everywhere. Many talented artists had unique, creepy designs for Joaquin Phoneix’s portrayal of the clown prince of crime and now that the official look at Phoneix as the Joker has been revealed, artists now have an awesome new template to base designs on.
Among many of the incredible artist on the internet, one of the most well-known is BossLogic. The artist has an impressive catalog of character designs and mock-up posters that sometimes rival the official product. In a recent post on Twitter, BossLogic revealed his new design for Joker using the look from the recent footage. Whereas in the official video Phoenix is all smiles, this Joker is much more serious. Check out the awesome artwork below.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) September 22, 2018
If Joker is successful this year and Venom blows up the box office when it hits theaters this October, fans could end up seeing villains headlining their own solo films. Attempts have been made in the past, such as 2004’s Catwoman, but this new trend could bring some interesting variety to the already crowded comic book movie market. Although the artwork above is a much darker, moodier look than what was shown in the recent footage, there’s still no telling just how horrifying this new Joker will be when we see him up on the big screen next October.
Between this film and IT: Chapter 2, fans are going to have that childhood fear of clowns come back with a vengeance next Halloween. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Joker as more information becomes available. Are you a fan of Joaquin Phoneix’s Joker look? Which other villains would you like to see headline their own solo movies? Let us know in the comments below!
Joker is slated to hit theaters on October 4, 2019.