Tommy Wiseau is still trying to play the Joker, still being terrifying

Recent photos and clips of Joaquin Phoenix’s take on The Joker are a good reminder that the iconic Batman villain is a pretty unnerving character. He’s unpredictable and utterly determined to make his strange visions reality; he’s prone to sudden outbursts yet somehow disturbingly charismatic. He is, in other words,…

Forget Alec Baldwin, Bruce Wayne already has a new dad in Todd Phillips' Joker

Late last month, Alec Baldwin wasted everybody’s time by signing on to Todd Phillips’ Joker as a supposedly Trump-esque take on Thomas Wayne (the father of billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne), and then dropping out a day or so later with a dismissive comment about how any actor could play the role. Now, Warner Bros. and…

Robert De Niro in talks to be low-key insufferable in Joaquin Phoenix's Joker movie

Joker, Todd Phillips’ gritty, dark, grim, serious, gritty, important, gruesome, twisted, gritty, psychologically dense origin story for the Clown Prince of Crime, is now being staffed up in earnest: Deadline reports that Robert De Niro, he of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and, um, Analyze That fame, is in talks to join…

The crucial difference between The Dark Knight and Tim Burton's Batman is the Joker

It’s been 10 years since Christopher Nolan unleashed The Dark Knight, which has more or less been praised as the best Batman movie, if not the best superhero movie of all time. Heath Ledger’s Joker is often cited as the film’s masterstroke, and has earned further praise for the way Ledger and Nolan successfully created…

Prelude To The Wedding ends on a high note by focusing on love and Harley Quinn

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It should be no surprise to even casual fans that Batman’s impending wedding is the focus of a lot of what’s happening in his corner of the DC universe. Along with Brian Michael Bendis’ new work at the publisher, the Bat-Cat wedding has been one of the most hyped events in a long time. Romance has long been missing…

Patton Oswalt has a very good take on Heath Ledger's Joker

Pondering the origins of the Batman universe’s Joker has proven to be a fruitful pastime, one that changes and evolves depending on which version of the character you’re exploring. There are a few stories out there—Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke, for example, or Tim Burton’s Batman—as well as a…

Nicolas Cage would return to superhero movies if he could be the Joker or Dr. Doom

Nicolas Cage already brought us the definitive cinematic incarnation of Marvel’s Ghost Rider (but only because there haven’t been many other attempts) and he’ll finally get a chance to play Superman in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, but he recently told JoBlo that he thinks his superhero movie days are mostly behind…

The Dark Knight’s first 5 minutes say more about The Joker than the rest of the movie

A film’s opening scene is massively important, especially given the surplus of movies to choose from if you’re the type of person subscribed to a few streaming services. And one of the great opening scenes of the last decade, film historians are beginning to agree, is the one kicking off Christopher Nolan’s The Dark…