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Joaquin Phoenix Addresses If Arthur Fleck is The Real Joker

Joaquin Phoenix Addresses If Arthur Fleck is The Real Joker

Joaquin Phoenix is addressing if his Joker is the real Joker.

During a recent interview, the 45-year-old actor talked about whether or not he thinks his character Arthur Fleck is the real Joker aka Batman’s greatest enemy.

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“I mean, to me, yes he is,” Joaquin shared with The Los Angeles Times.

At the time Joker takes place, Bruce Wayne is a child and his parents die in the riot that Arthur’s transformation into the Joker set off. After watching the movie, many fans started to wonder if Arthur Fleck is the same Joker that Bruce goes on to battle as he grows up, or if someone else takes on Arthur’s legacy.

To Joaquin and director Todd Phillips, that’s exactly what they wanted viewers to think.

“There was something that was great about the mystery of it,” Joaquin continued. “Todd and I talked a lot about how this is one of the few opportunities that you have where people don’t expect to know the definitive truth of the character — and not only that, they probably don’t want it. Usually, the demands of the movie are the opposite. I said, ‘We have to take advantage of that. Why would we not?’”

Joker is out in theaters now.

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