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05:35  12 september  2019
05:35  12 september  2019 Source:   digitalspy.com

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It turns out that Joaquin Phoenix did have one reservation about Joker – namely the movie including Bruce Wayne ' s father Thomas. The movie depicts Batman' s father alongside the young Bruce , and the actor initially didn ' t like the fact that the movie has explicit ties to the comic book mythology.

Joaquin Phoenix Baffled ' Joker ' Cast by Walking Off Set in Middle of Filming. Actor Brett Cullen stars in “ Joker ” as Thomas Wayne . By writing Thomas Wayne into the script, Phillips and Dante Pereira-Olson appears briefly in the movie as Bruce Wayne , suggesting Batman could one day exist

Joker's Joaquin Phoenix didn't like including Bruce Wayne's dad © Warner Bros. Joker star Joaquin Phoenix didn't like the movie including Bruce Wayne's dad Thomas.

Note: this article contains minor spoilers for Joker.

It turns out that Joaquin Phoenix did have one reservation about Joker – namely the movie including Bruce Wayne's father Thomas.

The movie depicts Batman's father alongside the young Bruce, and the actor initially didn't like the fact that the movie has explicit ties to the comic book mythology.

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"He never liked saying the name Thomas Wayne," director Todd Phillips told The New York Times.

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"It would have been easier for him if the movie was called 'Arthur' and had nothing to do with any of that stuff. But in the long run, I think he got it and appreciated it."

Joker's Joaquin Phoenix didn't like including Bruce Wayne's dad © Niko Tavernise - Warner Bros. Joker, Joaquin Phoenix There has been further speculation that the movie could cross over with Robert Pattinson's Batman in the future – though Phillips has been quick to shut this down.

"No, definitely not," he said, adding that there will be other versions of the Joker in the future that Pattinson could do battle with.

Joker's Joaquin Phoenix didn't like including Bruce Wayne's dad © Warner Bros. Joker, Joaquin Phoenix

"Oddly, in the States, comic books are our Shakespeare it seems, and you can do many, many versions of Hamlet," he added to Variety. "There will be many more Jokers, I'm sure, in the future."

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Literally everything about Todd Phillips’ Joker has seemed bizarre, from the moment we heard that According to Comic Book, Dante Pereira-Olso—who played a young version of Joker star Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really Here—has been cast as a young Bruce You may also like .

IGN' s Jim Vejvoda gave Joker a 10, saying, "Featuring a riveting, fully realized, and Oscar-worthy performance by Joaquin Phoenix , Joker would work just as well as Meanwhile, it sounds as though Pattinson' s Bruce Wayne will have his hands plenty full in The Batman even without Phoenix ' s Joker .

Joker has received praise across the board since its recent premiere, and after winning the top award at the Venice Film Festival it's even been tipped for Oscar glory.

Joker has a release date of October 4 in the US and UK.

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