Joaquin Phoenix Opens Up About DC's Joker Movie

  • Published: 12 July 2018
  • Collider’s Steve “Frosty” Weintraub sat down with Joaquin Phoenix to talk to him about the upcoming standalone Joker movie that was recently greenlit by Warner Bros. Phoenix went in depth about his process when the possibility of doing this movie and taking on an iconic role like The Joker presented itself. He also spoke about how Todd Phillips’ approach to the movie really sold him on taking on the project as well. Phoenix also offered more details about the budget of the movie and how that affects the style of the film the studio wants to make with this type of Joker movie. All in all it was one of the most revealing interviews Phoenix has given about the project.

    John Rocha, Jeff Sneider, and Mark Reilly sit down to give you their thoughts about all the things Phoenix had to say about the movie, his approach, and the studio’s take on the movie. They also speculate if the movie might suffer if there is no Batman character or if maybe the film might thrive because there is no Batman in it. Let us know what you thought about what Joaquin Phoenix has to say about his standalone Joker film in the COMMENTS section below. Remember to LIKE and SHARE this video on your social media and SUBSCRIBE to the channel for more news videos like this.

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  • koskaloca
    koskaloca  1 weeks back

    Joaquin really nailed it, no need Batman for this Joker =)

    • Susan Appleby
      Susan Appleby  3 weeks back

      Il be very honest here and say I have ZERO interest in Batman he is very unrelatable. I find his character very boring too. Joker by himself is beyond enough entertainment for me and I am delighted he has a movie dedicated to just his character because he is way more fascinating.

      • james rathgole
        james rathgole  1 months back

        very cool

        • J. Frost
          J. Frost  1 months back

          Everyone's talking about Phoenix gonna kill this role..
          Just wanna say Well debate..

          • Peace 2 Mateo
            Peace 2 Mateo  1 months back

            Well Phoenix has very large shoes to fill, because Heath was the best Joker Ever period!!!!! If Phoenix does not perform the role of the Joker correctly im going to be highly disappointed!!! And yes pressure is on Phoenix

            • FreedomFighter777 endtimes

              I would love to see a new batman vs Joker movie after this joker movie

              • chris lucas
                chris lucas  2 months back

                Damn! He looks like Christian Bale in the thumbnail photo

                • mermaid.o
                  mermaid.o  2 months back

                  55 million is low budget????!

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                    • Keenan Tousley
                      Keenan Tousley  2 months back

                      This could set up the whole start to Joker being the “Kingpin” to all the other bad guys

                      • Armour V Lightning Strike

                        just watched the trailer it looks scary as hell

                        • Miguel Rodriguez
                          Miguel Rodriguez  2 months back

                          I hope he dont lose his mind .

                          • Juan Ocampo
                            Juan Ocampo  2 months back

                            Wait up,,, did that guy at 4:45 just say/predict Joker's name??? "lets say a guy named Arthur Fleck" 🤷🏽‍♂️

                            • marcelo rezende
                              marcelo rezende  2 months back

                              wigs talk!

                              • Cary David Hoffson
                                Cary David Hoffson  3 months back

                                Their is know such thing has a person falling into anything that can make him the joker and with this movie he had to be making a living has a clown to make people laugh and his mother and how people were doing things to him that all of this made his mind go nuts and to put clown make up on his face to do bad things for the rest of his life and it is just like with Bruce Wayne did to be batman

                                • SSJMatthew
                                  SSJMatthew  4 months back

                                  It’s green lit, not “green lighted”

                                  • The J0KER GaMMER
                                    The J0KER GaMMER  4 months back

                                    You never know what will happen Deadpool was only supposed to be a 1 hit and done and it came out with a sequel

                                    • Filmforever
                                      Filmforever  5 months back

                                      Best actor of our generation period

                                      • O G
                                        O G  5 months back

                                        The Hollyjews will make many shekels on this movie.

                                        • Asmodeus
                                          Asmodeus  5 months back

                                          This film is a stand-alone, doesn't connect at all to the DCMU. Leto is the joker for that, sadly.

                                          • novatolock
                                            novatolock  5 months back

                                            just watched the teaser trailer. looks amazing!

                                            • Adrian Eyre
                                              Adrian Eyre  6 months back

                                              What is batman without the joker that's the real question you twits

                                              • Vicki Ross Tudor
                                                Vicki Ross Tudor  6 months back

                                                I’ve watched the teaser trailer like 45 times.

                                                • xenophonBC
                                                  xenophonBC  6 months back

                                                  i don't get collider...nerds with egos. if you are movie news get to the point.

                                                  • Dawn Boy
                                                    Dawn Boy  6 months back

                                                    Dont say that Joker is more famous than Batman. LOL

                                                    • zilia hui
                                                      zilia hui  6 months back

                                                      If joanqin doesnt get his oscar i would flip my pants

                                                      • Owen Wilkinson
                                                        Owen Wilkinson  4 months back

                                                        @O G I hate the oscars now. But you seem like an immature fuckwit.

                                                      • val macclinchy
                                                        val macclinchy  5 months back

                                                        @O G oh I'm enjoying myself. By the way, there's no apostrophe needed in Oscars. Goodnight 😊

                                                      • O G
                                                        O G  5 months back

                                                        @val macclinchy you've been served, enjoy.

                                                      • val macclinchy
                                                        val macclinchy  5 months back

                                                        @O G must be nice to be psychic. Wishing you luck working on your anger issues. Peace.

                                                      • O G
                                                        O G  5 months back

                                                        @val macclinchy Your lack of intellect is self evident.

                                                    • Ty Hoffman
                                                      Ty Hoffman  6 months back

                                                      The trailer says alot

                                                      • big beard
                                                        big beard  6 months back

                                                        Fucking hate these thumb nails you think you're gonna see him talk about it but instead you get fucking sad losers just chatting shit

                                                        • Karen Eastman
                                                          Karen Eastman  6 months back

                                                          I love Joaquin Phoenix's performances and movies.:-):-DI think it will be and excellent film.:-):-D

                                                          • Jake Beasley
                                                            Jake Beasley  6 months back

                                                            Howd they know his name was Auther Fleck??

                                                          • Tevita Motulalo
                                                            Tevita Motulalo  6 months back

                                                            More strongly I think it’s more “What is Batman without the Joker?!”

                                                            “A hero is only as good as the villain is as bad”- John Hammil (Joker, Luke Skywalker).

                                                            • Dylan Smith
                                                              Dylan Smith  3 months back

                                                              DeadWire Promotions thanks that’s how I spelt it but autocorrect jumped in. Didn’t even notice till now.

                                                            • DeadWire Promotions
                                                              DeadWire Promotions  3 months back

                                                              Dylan Smith Hamill*

                                                            • Dylan Smith
                                                              Dylan Smith  3 months back

                                                              Its actually mark hammil

                                                            • DeadWire Promotions
                                                              DeadWire Promotions  5 months back

                                                              Tevita Motulalo who's John Hammil?

                                                          • HocusPocus Sally
                                                            HocusPocus Sally  6 months back

                                                            They will do that at the end i hope it will time jump and don't forget after credit scene it could happen.

                                                            • BuLet`s Bulls
                                                              BuLet`s Bulls  6 months back

                                                              bunch of white dude i see here, i'm not saying i hate white dudes, it just the film isn't made for you

                                                              -Bitch Larson

                                                              • GTR 10
                                                                GTR 10  7 months back

                                                                This is going to put a smile in my face.. . .. HahahahaahahAhahaahahahahah

                                                                • Alex
                                                                  Alex  7 months back

                                                                  What is *R* rating? I’m in uk so idk

                                                                  • Jesse Cole
                                                                    Jesse Cole  7 months back

                                                                    "It's not a Joker movie per se, it's an origin story..." I don't think you understand what you just said...

                                                                    • Dent
                                                                      Dent  7 months back

                                                                      I just hope it isn't gonna turn out like fucking suicide squad

                                                                      • Marvin pineda
                                                                        Marvin pineda  7 months back

                                                                        Batman and joker cant be with out each other ... thy both need each other in order for them to he who thy are. So batman needs to at least be in some sense or at least be mentioned in this movie.

                                                                        • J D
                                                                          J D  9 months back

                                                                          Who TF could they ever get to play a "batman" next to a true actor portrayal of the Jokers' origin? I truly hope they leave this as a stand alone, for all the people out there who feel and know the struggle of real life when it comes crashing down. Leave it as a study upon a character. Let us see just one, single F-ing movie that shows the process of insanity. "Falling Down" was good, but I hope for a lot from this film.

                                                                          • Brian Herron
                                                                            Brian Herron  9 months back

                                                                            Joaquin is gonna kill it as the Joker (pun intended)!! Let's face it, joker NEEDS Batman and vice versa, like Flash and Reverse Flash, they "feed" off each other. All the DC fans, myself included are wondering-how are they gonna fit Batman in the sequel?

                                                                            • J Love
                                                                              J Love  9 months back

                                                                              This movie is going to suck.. Expectations o.o are too high and everyone is going to say the movie is good enough so they dont feel like a dumb-ass for thinking this movie would be a hit.

                                                                              • BaddieUniverse
                                                                                BaddieUniverse  8 months back

                                                                                More like you are HOPING it sucks. Stop being a hater.

                                                                            • Garrett Stubbs
                                                                              Garrett Stubbs  9 months back

                                                                              Cannot wait, gonna be amazing!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                              • Channel Squid
                                                                                Channel Squid  9 months back

                                                                                A one off movie that is the best thing marvel and DC has ever seen then leave it alone! Keep doing the universe and every now and then do a random standalone movie outside the dceu if it fits! BRING THIS ON

                                                                                • Jordan Roman
                                                                                  Jordan Roman  9 months back

                                                                                  This movie must be rated R

                                                                                  • Lost Woods Dweller
                                                                                    Lost Woods Dweller  9 months back

                                                                                    VERY cool

                                                                                    • Have to wait 90 days To change my stupid name

                                                                                      Yea I would love for to him to become joker in the middle instead of the end with a big as spoiler for the next one

                                                                                      • Ryan DeKnoblough
                                                                                        Ryan DeKnoblough  9 months back

                                                                                        HE WILL FUCKING CRUSH IT!!!

                                                                                        • Eric Falcon
                                                                                          Eric Falcon  9 months back

                                                                                          I just want a Joker who can tell Jokes like Hamill's Joker... Apparently that's hard for Hollywood to do😑 rn the guy in the TV series Gotham is the best live action Joker in my eyes