After watching The Dark Knight, everyone probably thought the same thing: whoever comes after Heath Ledger as the Joker has some big shoes to fill. While the recent take of Jared Leto’s mob boss Joker received divisive reviews from fans, the whole topic seemed to be largely overshadowed by the critical failure of the disappointing Suicide Squad. Well, DC is starting with a clean slate this time with the Joker origin story, starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Seemingly a non-canon spin-off, this movie looks very different in tone from other DCEU films. Is it because DC just can’t make its mind up? Are they just winging it as they go and throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks? We can tell you this much: looking at the DCEU future movie roadmap, Joker is the only one we’re dying to see.