Joker star Joaquin Phoenix has played more than one DC character throughout his career, with one being the Clown Prince of Crime and the other Superman sidekick, Superboy.
Joaquin Phoenix has been working as an actor since he was a child and one of his first big roles was as Superman’s sidekick Superboy. Joaquin Phoenix made starred as Superboy in the self titled CBS series which ran from 1988-1992. One of the most famous scenes featured Joaquin Phoenix as Superboy using his abilities to take down three guys that seemed to be up to no good. Now, Joaquin Phoenix appears to have switched roles, but not allegiances as he is set to star as The Joker in Todd Phillips’ film later this year. You can view the image of Joaquin Phoenix as both Superman’s sidekick Superboy and The Joker below.
Joaquin Phoenix as Superboy (1989) // Joaquin Phoenix as Joker (2019) pic.twitter.com/nJT2ed8Niz
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If you are curious as to how Joaquin Phoenix did as famous Superman sidekick, there are a couple of clips on YouTube that may still be available. For now, fans can see the star as the Clown Prince of Crime in Joker. Joker recently debuted its first teaser trailer and it has fans raving about the new take on the character. A ton of celebrities online have joined the hype train for Joaquin Phoenix’s take on The Joker.
What do you think of the actor as the famous Superman sidekick? Have you seen the CBS Superboy series? Are you looking forward to Joker? Share your thoughts 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, and Shea Whigham.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.