Joaquin Phoenix Said to Have ‘Crushed’ Joker Performance

If you’ve had any concerns about the upcoming Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix, it seems that we possibly can put those to rest for now.

According to a recent comment by Justin Shanlian of the Shanlian on Batman podcast, we have a lot to look forward to. He says that multiple sources have reported to him that Phoenix “crushed” his performance as the Clown Prince of Crime.

While the film focuses on Batman’s greatest enemy, there is no word, as of yet, of any appearance of the Dark Knight. As this film is not part of the DCEU, even if Batman was to appear, we expect it would not be Ben Affleck in the costume.

Written and directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), The Joker is due to hit theaters on Oct. 4, 2019.