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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 07 October 2018 at 6:15pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

David,

You are right - I would argue that since Heath Ledger's death, they have been trying, in one form or another, to replicate his Joker.

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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 07 October 2018 at 8:59pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

My theory:

They're putting a great actor into what so far looks like may be total garbage, to make the DCEU movies look great in comparison. To take people's minds off the fact that most of the DCEU movies stink on ice.


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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 07 October 2018 at 10:52pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I think with The Joker, Warners is taking the Fox approach with superhero movies. Small budgets, $50 to $100 million. Obscure or relatively untapped characters. If it bombs, the low cost makes it easier to recoup later. Keep at it until they get the $500 million hit. 

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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 08 October 2018 at 12:02pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

 Joe Zhang wrote:
...Obscure or relatively untapped characters...

Joe, do you really think The Joker is either obscure or relatively untapped?

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Doug Jones
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Posted: 08 October 2018 at 1:04pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

If WB can turn a big profit on a well-known character who has never headlined his own film or TV show, then that definitely qualifies as "relatively untapped"!

Even if it's the character in name-only...  
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 08 October 2018 at 2:34pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Some could and have argued that Batman took a backseat to The Joker in both BATMAN (1989) and THE DARK KNIGHT (2008), I wouldn't say the Joker is untapped, relatively or otherwise. Between those movies, the 60s' TV series, GOTHAM, the many animated films, and such, not to mention the SUICIDE SQUAD movie, I would say he's been very much tapped.

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Doug Jones
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Posted: 08 October 2018 at 11:56pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Joe used the phrase "relatively untapped" specifically with regard to WB's latest DC films strategy, not as an overall description of the character's tv & film history. This is 100% accurate; as the title character in a lower-budget feature film initiative, he's been untapped--until now.





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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 09 October 2018 at 10:46am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I would say he's been very much tapped.

Tapped out. 

One shouldn't have a chance to get tired of the Joker. And yet, here I am. 

The last interesting portrayal of the character in a theatrical release was Mark Hamill's.


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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 6:39am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I can't figure out what the hell this film is supposed to be. OK, it's about a homicidal "clown" who may call himself, or be called, "the Joker," but again, the Joker isn't supposed to be a guy wearing makeup. It really seems like the name "Joker" is being used to tell a story about a totally different character, even moreso than in The Dark Knight (or Suicide Squad, for that matter. Can you imagine the "real" Joker with all those tattoos and "bling"?). 
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Doug Jones
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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 5:32pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Apparently, WB is dead serious about keeping this film's costs under control...
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 03 April 2019 at 2:49pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

New trailer for the film:



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Brian Miller
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My interest in this movie is in the negative numbers
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