This Is How Joaquin Phoenix Thinks His Joker Would React To Meeting Batman

"That’s a wonderful image.”

Batman and the Joker have, quite possibly, one of the most fascinating dynamics in pop culture – and while we know Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is a standalone film and the two characters won’t cross paths – it would be interesting to see what the Joker’s reaction would be.

Jake Hamilton interviewed Phoenix for his YouTube channel and broached the topic the actor, “By nature of who that man is, and the universe in which he lives, one day in his life, he is going to come across a guy named Batman. And I know that’s not what this movie’s about and we’re not probably ever going to see that, but hypothetically what do you think his reaction is going to be the first time he sees a man dressed up as a bat?”

Phoenix seemed a little dumbfounded at first, telling Hamilton, “I hadn’t thought about that. I feel under pressure. I want to give you a great answer, something that’s fun. You have a lot of energy, you seem excited, I want to reciprocate that.

“But I don’t know what his reaction will be. I imagine that he would feel a surge of excitement.”

It’s not a lot, but I feel like I can picture the look on his character’s face when he comes face-to-face with Batman, and it’s one creepy smile!

Credit: Warner Bros

Hamilton agreed, “That’s all I needed to hear because that’s a wonderful image.”

While the most recent portrayals of the Joker and Batman played respectively by Jared Leto and Ben Affleck haven’t exactly been groundbreaking, I feel like we’ve got something special coming with Phoenix and Robert Pattinson as the new Batman.

Joker director Todd Phillips has previously revealed he made a very deliberate choice during the film’s development not to include other characters from the wider DC Extended Universe.

Phillips explained his decision at the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival [via CinemaBlend], saying, “It’s not really connected to that [DC Movie] Universe. And it was really intentionally not.

“I mean the original idea when I went to [Warner Bros.] with the idea was not just about one movie, but about a label – sort of a side label to DC, where you can do these kind of character study, low-rent, low-budget movies, where you get a filmmaker to come in and do some deep dive into a character.

Credit: Warner Bros

“So it was never meant to connect, so I don’t see it connecting to anything in the future. I think this is just this movie, you know?”

The movie is set in 1981, so it does make sense that the Joker doesn’t go up against present-day heroes from the DCEU, as he’d have to age quite a bit and it’s probably not so fun to watch that fight…

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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