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EntertainmentJoker's Joaquin Phoenix didn't like including Bruce Wayne's dad

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.

Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver.

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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When an actor like Joaquin Phoenix signs on to play a character as distrubed as the Joker , one imagines he would have had to go to some pretty dark places to inhabit the role. However, the actor has revealed that this wasn’ t the case for him. In fact, he told

You think men like Thomas Wayne ever think what it' s like to be someone like me? Maybe a little bit of warmth, maybe a hug, dad ? How about just a little bit of fucking decency! Arthur Fleck : [Arthur goes to Wayne Manor where he sees young Bruce and does a clown rooting form before talking to

"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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Joaquin Phoenix discusses preparing for role in ‘Joker’ VENICE, Italy - Joaquin Phoenix is having a hard time defining the Joker, but then again, he doesn’t really want to. The actor spent eight months exploring how a struggling stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck becomes Batman’s antagonist, the villain with a chilling laugh and a love of chaos. Preparing for the role involved losing quite a bit of weight, studying personality disorders and practicing the laugh over and over again. “(It’s) very difficult to distill into a soundbite,” Phoenix said Saturday in advance of the world premiere of “Joker” at the Venice International Film Festival.

2. Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019). Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. From his unforgettable laugh to his sinewy, unrecognizable frame, Phoenix crafted a This may seem like an easy choice to top the list -- the role posthumously won Ledger the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor -- but that' s

By Bruce Fretts. Thomas Wayne asks Joaquin Phoenix ’ s title character in the dead-serious new trailer for “ Joker .” Then Batman’ s dad punches the supervillain in the face. The trailer also includes glimpses of Marc Maron (as the producer of De Niro’ s show) and Zazie Beetz (as Arthur’ s love interest).

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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Joker's Joaquin Phoenix didn't like including Bruce Wayne's dad

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