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 • 2 311

  • Looper
    Looper   3 months back

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

    • Christoph
      Christoph  4 days back


    • Sandi Kennedy
      Sandi Kennedy  3 weeks back

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

    • Isham2 W
      Isham2 W  4 weeks back

      More like 1 billion

    • jamel zamani
      jamel zamani  1 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

    • Full Stop
      Full Stop  1 months back

      Joker should come to Hong Kong🇭🇰

  • redbull_gives_wings
    redbull_gives_wings  3 hours back

    all talk no action

    • Numbskullz
      Numbskullz  1 days 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 days back

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

        • Tom Marvolo Riddle
          Tom Marvolo Riddle  2 days back

          Bester Film des Jahres <3

          • Blitz Wolvez
            Blitz Wolvez  3 days back

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

            • Mikee Mike
              Mikee Mike  5 days back

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

              • Dean Robbins
                Dean Robbins  6 days back

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

                • Homo Erectus
                  Homo Erectus  6 days back

                  3:07 when people asked _"what happened to Jared Leto"_ what they really meant was _"is he fired yet?"_

                  • Diego Ortega
                    Diego Ortega  1 weeks back

                    Who's watching this when the movie already came out

                    • Melissa Jones
                      Melissa Jones  1 weeks back

                      Brilliance he played the part with ease, I love heath ledger and jack Nicholson too, I personally believe joaquin, heath and Jack all played their parts brilliantly for what the movies they played in, they each suited their roles, such a great movie definitely be watching it again, very realistic, he never hurt anyone that was kind to him, but eliminated the ones that made fun of him and was cruel to him, how we all would like to do that at times ;-) hahaha

                      • Greg lastname
                        Greg lastname  1 weeks back

                        HEY GOOGLE;

                        GO HAVE A POO FOR ME.

                        • AGT Tactical
                          AGT Tactical  1 weeks back

                          This review sucks!!!! Blah blah blah...

                          • Hanzel Rodriguez
                            Hanzel Rodriguez  1 weeks back

                            No offense but Looper hating on Phoenix, they probably got a check from Leto

                            • turbohead2009
                              turbohead2009  2 weeks back

                              Movie is great, This Video Sucks !!!

                              • Hepatitis B
                                Hepatitis B  2 weeks back

                                Why did he have to include Jared Leto

                                • Mario Langner
                                  Mario Langner  2 weeks back

                                  Nicholson: spray cheese
                                  Ledger: remarkable
                                  Leto: Christopher Street Day
                                  Phoenix: simply outstanding

                                  • Aizul Syahril
                                    Aizul Syahril  2 weeks back

                                    Ohhhhhhhhhhh takut sekali dan serem sekali

                                    • raymond cancel
                                      raymond cancel  2 weeks back

                                      This is not a DC joker!

                                      • Asia Richardson
                                        Asia Richardson  2 weeks back

                                        Too late I'm 10 and I saw it and I LOVED IT call me a weirdo and a phyco (probably spelled it wrong) but IDC what u called me now I'm ready to see birds of prey

                                        • LazerBolt2025
                                          LazerBolt2025  2 weeks back

                                          But In Gotham His Name Is Also Jerome Vallaska As Well Wate ... I Think Jerome Came Back 1 More Time After The Events Of Gotham But Wate ... There Are 3 Jokers So Who Is The 3rd?

                                          • Antt Perez
                                            Antt Perez  2 weeks back

                                            Jack Nicholson played the best Joker the one in the Dark Knight was okay doing it

                                            • Charlene
                                              Charlene  2 weeks back

                                              10 seconds in, this video is useless :)

                                              • Bradley Tomkins
                                                Bradley Tomkins  2 weeks back

                                                Already watched joker before this

                                                • Nate m80
                                                  Nate m80  2 weeks back

                                                  Not for nothing but Leto' joker sucked! Legers joker the best all time!

                                                  • DeenanTheKemon I
                                                    DeenanTheKemon I  2 weeks back

                                                    I Hate your Channel.

                                                    • Zaid Khan
                                                      Zaid Khan  2 weeks back

                                                      Just saw it for the 4th time I feel the REALITY in this film it should get film of the year

                                                      • Mister Pfister Ayna Lee

                                                        Load of PISH

                                                        • YasuoPlayer
                                                          YasuoPlayer  2 weeks back

                                                          Do u know what happens when Batman see a girl?
                                                          Dark Knight rises

                                                          • Susan Dehghani
                                                            Susan Dehghani  3 weeks back

                                                            I used to think my life was a tragedy, now I realized it's a comedy!
                                                            Great movie, stunning phoenix!

                                                            • jean-louis Biglu
                                                              jean-louis Biglu  3 weeks back

                                                              You are right, Joker is the chaos, but in this movie he is the hero and the victim of his fate, You will be really moved by this movie, the point is would one man and his actions bring chaos to the city without any special effects nor super-heroes, see more on the screen, saw the movie today in Brussels, greetings from Brussels Europe. Joaquin Phoenix is amazing as a total psycho character.

                                                              • El Mexica
                                                                El Mexica  3 weeks back

                                                                his dip into the acid....

                                                                • Candace King
                                                                  Candace King  3 weeks back

                                                                  watching after o well

                                                                  • BrickWolfy
                                                                    BrickWolfy  3 weeks back

                                                                    DO NOT watch any of these dumb videos before seeing the movie. I only watched the Teaser Trailer and am glad I did.

                                                                    • Miscarriage of Akkad
                                                                      Miscarriage of Akkad  3 weeks back

                                                                      well this was pointless

                                                                      • joseph Ripep JNR
                                                                        joseph Ripep JNR  3 weeks back

                                                                        Awsome story lines through out and just brilliant towards last Quarter of the movie where it really got serious

                                                                        • Ali 62
                                                                          Ali 62  3 weeks back

                                                                          I'm watched it more then 2 times since premiere

                                                                          • Anonymous _
                                                                            Anonymous _  3 weeks back

                                                                            The new Joker movie's message is a little bit hidden. What the movie wanted to tell us is that these days if you are different, too fat, even medical problems, ugly or more beautiful than the others, they won't accept you in the society they will try to push you away, take you down or make you be like everyone else, privileged, unnoticed.

                                                                            • Anonymous _
                                                                              Anonymous _  3 weeks back

                                                                              And that's true, it happend to me and my friends

                                                                          • Kezzrk
                                                                            Kezzrk  3 weeks back

                                                                            DO NOT WATCH THIS BEFORE YOU SEE THE FILM. THEY GIVE EVERYTHING AWAY. AND TELL YOU NOTHING WORTH WHILE.

                                                                            • Lars Ivar Hukkelås
                                                                              Lars Ivar Hukkelås  3 weeks back

                                                                              Those old batman films, dark knight and the joker that are like watching the passion of the Christ... like snuff movies, that are just way to long. For me it was torture to watch them. This movie, while dark by all means, was just more enjoyable and it felt a little meaningful to have watched it.

                                                                              • Christopher Poole
                                                                                Christopher Poole  3 weeks back

                                                                                Ive not seen Suicide Squad the movie. But the Jared Leto version does not look like a good Joker. Looked a bit spastic compared to the Jokers!!!

                                                                                • Anthony Rodriguez
                                                                                  Anthony Rodriguez  3 weeks back

                                                                                  10 minutes wasted

                                                                                  • apon dear
                                                                                    apon dear  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Lai lai lai lai lai lai

                                                                                    • djef ardeur
                                                                                      djef ardeur  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Looks interesting

                                                                                      • Mohamednoor Arale
                                                                                        Mohamednoor Arale  3 weeks back

                                                                                        0:20 that joker is the ugliest mf ever

                                                                                        • Mr. Conscience
                                                                                          Mr. Conscience  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Leto joker was laughable ironically.

                                                                                          • Nathaniel Wright
                                                                                            Nathaniel Wright  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Who else thinks he went too far after the first guy on the train?i do

                                                                                            • TM3000
                                                                                              TM3000  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Well yeah, of course... It was so weird and awkward. Made you really say whoah. He was on the hunt.

                                                                                          • kela
                                                                                            kela  3 weeks back

                                                                                            i’m watching this after watching joker oops