The full script for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie has revealed the fate of Zazie Beetz’s Sophie.
In Joker, we got a nefarious spin on the classic love-interest trope with the titular character’s romantic exploits being a product of his imagination. Throughout Joker, we saw Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck hanging out with his neighbour Sophie, played by Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz. As the film progressed, so did the relationship between Zazie Beetz’s Sophie and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. But as it also neared its powerful climax, it was revealed that the relationship Joker exhibited with Zazie Beetz’s character was merely a fabrication, proving how unstable Arthur really was.
With the Joker script by director Todd Phillips and co-writer Scott Silver now online, fans have gotten the chance to scour the document to learn interesting tidbits to further enhance their rewatches. One thing that the script reveals is what exactly happens to Zazie Beetz’s Sophie. Fans will remember that in the theatrical cut of Joker, Joaquin Phoenix’s character goes into Sophie’s apartment and is immediately met with distaste.
Coming to terms with the fact that he projected his feelings onto Zazie Beetz’s character, the Joker leaves Sophie’s apartment, leaving her fate uncertain. The script, however, confirms that Zazie Beetz’s Sophie was left unharmed by the Joker and in fact was left a gift of sorts. In the film, we saw the Joker go down his hallway in his full get-up and then entering the elevator.
In the cut scene, the Joker is seated at his kitchen table finishing a note that says, “… On Murray Franklin Tonight – Pleese Watch!” before stuffing the note into an envelope along with the money he took from Randall, the co-worker he murdered earlier on in the film. After that, we see him go down the hallway and put the envelope in front of Sophie’s door. He also leaves behind his magic wand of flowers for her. Zazie Beetz’s character remains unharmed physically, but we can imagine how terrifying it would have been for her to have seen the massacre of Murray Franklin on TV.
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Here is the official synopsis for 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 fractured society. 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, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham. The DC Films movie is not part of the DC Extended Universe, and seems to play into Warner Bros.’s interests of making creator-driven superhero movies over necessarily building a hyper-connected shared universe… At least for the time being.
Joker is still playing in theaters and is currently available to watch on digital formats. The movie will see a release on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 7, 2020.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.