This week, Robert Pattinson made a headstrong commentary in a recent interview that prompted a number of DC fans to believe that his Batman could share a universe with Joaquin Phoenix Joker . The problem with this theory is the age difference between the two characters noted in the upcoming Joker movie. Phoenix Joker plays in the early 80's – which means that Batman would make at least one joker in the 60s. So how exactly could that work?
A Reddit fan has a pretty interesting theory of how Phoenix's Joker – or at least the idea of it – might appear in a movie with Pattinson:
Trailer for The Joker, Joaquin Phoenix & # 39; Joker seems to be less of a bad, murderous lunatic, but more a disruptive, revolutionary changer. An agent of chaos, but more of the chaotic good than the chaotic evil. He is literally a clown, too. We also see in the trailers that Bruce Wayne is just a kid at the time. It will take at least 10 years to become a Batman (assuming he starts at the age of 18 to 20). Joaquin Phoenix is 44 years old. His joker is probably about the same age. There is no way a 55-year-old Joker can physically compete with a Batman in his heyday, and there is little evidence that Joaquin Phoenix has physical violence, let alone organized crime, in the film. In the latest trailer is on the signs of the demonstrators: "We are all clowns," and other than Joaquins wearing clown masks.
I believe that Joaquin's phoenix character in the movie The Joker will trigger a major social movement that will spiral out of control, bringing the corrupt and stagnant Gotham into a violent, yet compensatory upheaval. With Thomas Wayne as one of the figureheads of the Gotham establishment, I think the murder of the Waynes will be an indirect consequence of this move. It will also be a decentralized movement similar to Anonymous, without leader or organization. So "we are all clowns". Further proof of this is that Joaquin asks to be featured on a talk show as a "Joker". He does not want his name to be known, but he is considered the figurehead and icon of his movement. A more direct consequence, however, is that he is a younger man who believes in chaos, violence, and anarchy, will pick up the mantle of "The Joker" and use the name and images of the ancient movement to make himself and his goals clear , This will be the joker Batman is fighting against.
It's a pretty interesting idea to make Phoenix & Joker a kind of evil Guy Fawkes movement rather than a full-fledged opponent for Pattinson's Batman. The only problem with that is that we would have another joker – literally our fifth in a decade. But conceptually, it's a pretty cool opportunity to do something intelligent with what's next.