Joaquin Phoenix was torn. Joker was not the kind of movie he ordinarily does — the three-time Oscar nominee is one of the few Hollywood names who’d never been in a single Marvel or DC movie. And the character itself … it had been played to perfection before, by screen legend Jack Nicholson in the 1989 Batman movie and by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. Still, the more Phoenix looked into the character and his story, the more he wanted to do it, especially after he had a chance to meet the new film’s director, Todd Phillips.(Click on the media bar below to hear Joaquin Phoenix)
Joker opens in theaters on October 4.