Todd Philips Warns ‘Joker’ Not Like Comics
With every movie these days being an adaptation or remake, it can really create tension based on how these new stories stack to the original source. This especially holds true with comic book movies. Fans want the pages on screen, and with so many stories in both the pages, and now on the screen, it’s hard to keep recreating the same thing over and over again.
But there’s no fear of seeing the Joker origin story repeat anything from previous adaptations in Director Todd Phillips’ upcoming Joker. Phillips stirred up some concern, and excitement, yesterday by sharing with Empire that the Joker movie will not be anything like the DC Comics.
“We didn’t follow anything from the comic books, which people are gonna be mad about,” Phillips shared. “We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.”
Immediately after the first trailer was shared, fans and critics alike immediately spoke up with concern and praise. With where the world is now, Phillips and company apparently decided to just toss a struggling comedian Arthur Fleck, portrayed this time by Joaquin Phoenix, into the real world, and that will apparently be enough to turn him mad.
Honestly, for those that know the various Batman comics enough, already know the Joker has no cannon origin. We’ve seen variations of the character, from just him being there all the way to the Joker being the man that murdered Bruce Wayne’s parents. There is no definitive origin to go off of, but that doesn’t mean keyboard warriors won’t be angry.
Besides warning comic fans and teasing movie goers, Empire’s coverage of Phillips’ upcoming Joker was also to share …a single exclusive image for their cover? Come on! Really?
Yes. All the Joker noise this week was to get the below image. We’ll see if it’s all worth it in October.