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.
“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.
“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.