Joaquin Phoenix Responds To Fan Theory That His Joker Isn’t The Real Joker

Todd Phillips’ “Joker” has been a big success as it portrays the story of how Arthur Fleck became the Joker.

But since Bruce Wayne is only a child during the story, many fans are wondering if Fleck is the same Joker that Batman ultimately goes on to fight.

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“I mean, to me, yes he is,” Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the title character, told The Los Angeles Times in a recent interview when asked about the fan theory.

He then added that he and Phillps wanted viewers to question if Fleck was the real Joker.

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“There was something that was great about the mystery of it,”  Phoenix continued. “Todd and I talked a lot about how this is one of the few opportunities that you have where people don’t expect to know the definitive truth of the character — and not only that, they probably don’t want it. Usually, the demands of the movie are the opposite. I said, ‘We have to take advantage of that. Why would we not?’”

“Joker” is in theatres now.

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