Watch This Before You Go See Joker

  • Published: 05 September 2019
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    Considering how singular Joaquin Phoenix'sinterpretation of the Joker promises to be, it's probably a good idea to know a little bit about the character's long history to fully appreciate what's different about his depiction. Here's everything you need to know before watching 2019's Joker.

    Since his debut in 1940 's Batman #1, the Joker has been Batman's most popular and enduring arch-nemesis. As a result, he's appeared opposite every big-screen version of the Caped Crusader's adventures since 1966's Batman: The Movie.

    While the character's popularity has remained consistent, the different cinematic Jokers have taken a very different approach to the tone of the character. The version played by Cesar Romero was a perfect fit for the campy, relatively lighthearted world imagined by the TV show. He was portrayed as more of a giggling, over the top bank robber than anything else.

    When the Joker returned to theaters in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film with Jack Nicholson under the makeup, he was played as something a little more like a murderous performance artist. He was a hitman for the mob with a thing for playing cards right from the beginning of the film - and even killed Bruce Wayne's parents in that version of Batman's origin story - but his dip into the acid gave him a whole new perspective. He not only took over Gotham City's crime families for himself, he also plotted to kill everyone in the city, dosing them with poisonous gas as his masterpiece.

    Batman: The Animated Series hit television screens in 1992, and the following year saw the theatrical release of an animated movie, Mask of the Phantasm. In both the show and the film, the Joker was played by Mark Hamill, who might be best known from his starring role as Luke Skywalker in a little-known independent film called Star Wars. Hamill's version of the character was beloved by fans, and he kept the role in various animated shows and video games through today, despite flirting with retirement from the part after Batman: Arkham City.

    2008 brought us The Dark Knight, and Heath Ledger's unforgettable, Academy Award-winning performance. This time, unlike Burton and Nicholson's take, the Joker had no origin story, and even told conflicting versions of his history to different characters throughout the film.

    He billed himself as an "agent of chaos," with intricate, clockwork plans that were designed to destroy any sense of morality that Batman had returned to his city.

    With the launch of DC's movie universe, we got another version of the Joker in Suicide Squad, which saw Jared Leto apparently going full method actor in order to embrace the Joker's sinister personality. In this take, he was a heavily tattooed, unpredictable crime boss with a gift for manipulating people like his sidekick, Harley Quinn, a character who had originally appeared in the animated series and rose to incredible popularity in the decades since.

    With that many different portrayals - not to mention all of the different interpretations of the Joker that have appeared in comic books over the past 80 years - the idea that any single actor could be the only "true" Joker is as insane as the character himself. Even with that in mind, though, Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal in the Joker's first-ever solo film promises to be a pretty big departure from what we've seen before. Make sure you watch this before you go see Joker!

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    The Joker legacy | 0:17
    A different kind of criminal | 3:02
    What's in a name? | 4:10
    The cast | 5:04
    Unexpected influences | 6:36
    Li'l Batman? | 8:42
    Not your usual comic book movie | 9:15
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Comments • 2 314

  • Looper
    Looper   5 months back

    Do you think Joker will clear $100m opening weekend?

    • Warfv
      Warfv  3 weeks back

      It's already made 1 billion
      Box office is not my concern (little bit)
      Acting direction everything fit perfect...

    • Christoph
      Christoph  2 months back


    • Sandi Kennedy
      Sandi Kennedy  3 months back

      Darshan Mane uh, it definitely is about the money. Duh!

    • Isham2 W
      Isham2 W  3 months back

      More like 1 billion

    • jamel zamani
      jamel zamani  3 months back

      Good video but can u talk any faster please ?lol jist kidding wow just dss the dm film amazing acting and fill I enjoyed it as much as taxi driver I think especially for films these days

  • Mizantropescu
    Mizantropescu  50 minutes back


    • Vijay Prasad
      Vijay Prasad  5 days back

      Heath ledger is the only joker who stays with me😔

      • CYBOPOD
        CYBOPOD  1 weeks back

        Gotham is a fictional city appearing in American comic books and movies...with Batman fighting various villains.. that is fictional entertainment... This Joker is not a remix of the comic books or movie characters... After watching several clips out of curiosity... I was more shocked than entertained by this solo characterization of the joker... It was a stark depiction of the madness in our's a dog whistle to deranged individuals ... in absence of fictional Batman plot, it reminded me of the orange haired costumed Colorado theater shooter James Holmes and the frightening reality of entertainment becoming our reality... Holmes told the police he was "the Joker," the terroristic villain from the Batman franchise.. his statement sparked the idea for this Joker character...If this is entertainment, God help us.

        • Christopher Simpson
          Christopher Simpson  1 weeks back

          In my opinion I thought is the best joker movie yet. Mind you it's not as good is Heath ledger's version just a hairline fracture underneath it. Great movie I recommend it to everyone except for children.

          • sandra irving
            sandra irving  1 weeks back

            Absolutely brilliant! !!!!!!😲😲 . VERY Dark! !!!! How any one can lose it when treated like SHIT all your life.!!!!!!.. THIS SENDS OUT A MESSAGE! !!!.BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE! !!!!!!!!!!!!!.😢. OSCAR WINNER! !!!!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀😀

            • Janice Humphrey
              Janice Humphrey  1 weeks back

              Thanks for putting this all together - well done!

              • The Fuhrer • 256 million years ago

                Watching this after seeing joker.

                • Lucifer Xenia
                  Lucifer Xenia  2 weeks back

                  Joker is dead!.

                  • Lucifer Xenia
                    Lucifer Xenia  1 weeks back

                    @John Martin he didn't die in the movie, after 30 days of releasing the movie, he died, because of being an drug addict, he is dead in real life

                  • John Martin
                    John Martin  1 weeks back

                    When ? He didn't die in the movie

                • Clayton Roberts jr
                  Clayton Roberts jr  2 weeks back


                  • Nat Robs x
                    Nat Robs x  2 weeks back

                    I seen it it's a brilliant film
                    Well worth watching
                    Boom 2020

                    • Jaysun Puckasso
                      Jaysun Puckasso  2 weeks back

                      Watch this before you don't go see the Joker
                      This movie is all bout the gay agenda.. Of course it made tons of money. It's a movie with a character icon. Other than that it's a poor portrayal of one of the best villains. I do like some of the story as far how he is turned to being the Joker.. other than that if you look at the movie lay out clearly based on the gay agenda. It's about an individual who is troubled with his sexual preference. He hasn't figured out that he is gay and is trying to come out of the closet. As he fantasies of being with a women he find his mind wanting to be with a man. That's the clown face comes into play. Represents the coming out of closet. The more he comes out he begins getting beat up and taunted. Then he becomes complete gay and over the top flamboyant.. this all illustrated when being on the Maury show.

                      • Dangerous Devil Official

                        Still think Nicholson is the best Joker ever. But honestly, every version of the joker has been interesting.

                        • Seven 89
                          Seven 89  3 weeks back

                          suicide squad joker should not have been brought up. that's an unrelated "joker" having nothing to do with the character *Joker* that you are actually talking about.

                          • Xd Daksh807
                            Xd Daksh807  3 weeks back

                            Im watching this after I watched Joker 3 times, oof

                            • Matt Madill
                              Matt Madill  3 weeks back

                              How the hell does being a stupid prick earn the high praise of method actor.

                              • Chand Mohd
                                Chand Mohd  3 weeks back

                                Joker is the only negative character who is more popular than any super hero😎😎

                                • Vadym Volodko
                                  Vadym Volodko  3 weeks back

                                  I think CinemaVariety is good place for you if you'd like to watch it in high quality...

                                  • J Lane
                                    J Lane  3 weeks back

                                    Jared Leto...NO! Jack N. and Heath, Ceasar all had amazing approaches to the character

                                    • Willis G
                                      Willis G  3 weeks back

                                      Too late

                                      • Natividad Olipano
                                        Natividad Olipano  4 weeks back

                                        Birds nature meditation

                                        • Bill Mudloff
                                          Bill Mudloff  4 weeks back

                                          He's a Joker alright,....but is he a SMOKER-and-or- a MIDNIGHT TOKER??? That's all anyone really wants to know. We may NEVER find out!

                                          • Jamie B
                                            Jamie B  4 weeks back

                                            is the joker gay?

                                            • Rock Rocks
                                              Rock Rocks  4 weeks back

                                              I whatched after. Whatyuogonado?

                                              • Chris MacCool
                                                Chris MacCool  4 weeks back

                                                After seeing this film I don't blame Arthur for becoming the Joker

                                                • Thomas Kar
                                                  Thomas Kar  1 months back

                                                  Ps. Like the bird man, never see it all was so sleepy & turn it out.

                                                  • Jung Bálint
                                                    Jung Bálint  1 months back

                                                    Why? We cannot understand the movie if we don't watch this?

                                                    • warren pritchard
                                                      warren pritchard  1 months back

                                                      soooooooo many ads

                                                      • Van TARTS
                                                        Van TARTS  2 months back

                                                        hugo strange needs to have his own movie

                                                        • GarySamaGame
                                                          GarySamaGame  2 months back

                                                          A must-see film, a wonderful actor he sublimates the scenario go for it 10/10

                                                          • Walter Russell
                                                            Walter Russell  2 months back

                                                            I disagree he sucked as the Joker

                                                            • John Martin
                                                              John Martin  1 weeks back

                                                              He was the best joker of all time , but idiots don't understand it

                                                            • Boom&Yung
                                                              Boom&Yung  1 months back


                                                          • Maukustus
                                                            Maukustus  2 months back

                                                            I saw joker before this lmao

                                                            • ATOMIC INDEPENDENCE76
                                                              ATOMIC INDEPENDENCE76  2 months back

                                                              Thank God I didn't watch this before I seen the movie.

                                                              • Clinton Freeman
                                                                Clinton Freeman  2 months back


                                                                • fatema abdulla
                                                                  fatema abdulla  2 months back

                                                                  Whatt thaaa faaakk

                                                                  • _JustAnotherKid_ 2020_
                                                                    _JustAnotherKid_ 2020_  2 months back

                                                                    Many Cigars were burned during the making of this movie

                                                                    • Wally Polish
                                                                      Wally Polish  2 months back

                                                                      This movie is a masterpiece! A deep breath of fresh air in the musty rooms of peadophilic, perverted Hollywood where political correctness is more important than making entertaining and meaningful pieces of art. Instead, for the past 15 years they've made a huge number of steaming, stinking pieces of shit that only appeal to morons. The fact that most of them were box office failures and this gem is gaining increasing critical acclaim worldwide restores my faith in humanity. Oh, and if the hollywood won't give Phoenix and Oscar for this, they are morons and cunts.

                                                                      • Templar blood slovkia
                                                                        Templar blood slovkia  2 months back

                                                                        But he is the Joker in the new Batman 2021

                                                                        • *Lucifer Chan*
                                                                          *Lucifer Chan*  2 months back

                                                                          I already did

                                                                          • Bob Sibert
                                                                            Bob Sibert  2 months back

                                                                            Horrible and extremely boring!

                                                                            • RitishRoy Patroo
                                                                              RitishRoy Patroo  2 months back

                                                                              PLZ Dont be fooled this is just for CLICK.

                                                                              • redbull_gives_wings
                                                                                redbull_gives_wings  2 months back

                                                                                all talk no action

                                                                                • Numbskullz
                                                                                  Numbskullz  2 months back

                                                                                  If you haven't seen it yet go and see it. It's something different and a nice take on the characters backstory.

                                                                                  • Maanya Shukla
                                                                                    Maanya Shukla  2 months back

                                                                                    Report this video as spam because it has a misleading title and it is effectively useless.

                                                                                    • Tom Marvolo Riddle
                                                                                      Tom Marvolo Riddle  2 months back

                                                                                      Bester Film des Jahres <3

                                                                                      • Blitz Wolvez
                                                                                        Blitz Wolvez  2 months back

                                                                                        “As kids, we love the heroes but as adults, we understand the villains too”

                                                                                        • Stuart Davidson
                                                                                          Stuart Davidson  2 months back

                                                                                          That's because every villain is the part of us we really want to be when we say fuck it we've had enough but can't because of laws etc. The difference is they don't have the rational part of us that tells us no.

                                                                                      • Mikee Pie
                                                                                        Mikee Pie  2 months back

                                                                                        I saw the Joker 3x before I watched this video.

                                                                                        • Dean Robbins
                                                                                          Dean Robbins  2 months back

                                                                                          Why the fuq do you feel qualified to say what i need to do?🥃🍺