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.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos