When someone told me there was going to be a movie about the origin of the Joker, I just assumed there was a Netflix documentary about Kellyanne Conway coming out. Fun for me that they meant Batman’s sparring partner! Joaquin Phoenix is taking over the role, and Allison already showed you earlier this week of a photo of Joaquin as the Crown Prince of Crime’s “Arthur” alter ego. To me, Arthur looked like the weird guy I saw on the subway this morning talking to his imaginary pet bird and eating a sandwich. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait long for the film studio to drop a lewk at what Arthur looks like when he hits up the MAC counter.
— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) September 21, 2018
While the Joker in full drag admittedly looks spookier than his mortal, subway flasher form (or does he?), I’ve still seen spookier shit in my day. Like Joaquin Phoenix in every single scene in I’m Still Here. Or any pic of Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara. Take your pick.