Joaquin Phoenix Might Not Be The Joker After All

  • Published: 23 January 2019
  • Did you happen to think that Joaquin Phoenix might not be the Joker after all? Yes, the movie is called “Joker” and he looks like the Joker, and we know that Thomas Wayne is in Joker, and a young Bruce Waye is also in the Joker movie, but is Joaquin Phoenix really THE Joker? We know that Phoenix plays a character named Arthur Fleck - Joker traditionally has no name, but the Jack Nicholson Joker in the 1989 Batman was a character named Jack Napier. So giving The Joker a real name isn’t unprecedented. We do know that this Joker isn’t part of the DCEU, that Joker is Jared Leto - at least technically for now. But that Jared Leto Joker plays into this, somewhat.

    There’s been a few theories that the Suicide Squad Joker isn’t the real Joker, but rather Jason Todd in some warped version of himself. A lot of fans might wish that to be the case, but it seems that Leto’s Joker was intended to be the “real one.” Tattoos and all.

    So let’s assume that Jared Leto is the real Joker. Even though the Joaquin Phoenix Joker is in a different universe, maybe he’s really not? Maybe Phoenix is one Joker, and Leto is also a Joker? A comic storyline once revealed that there were actually three Jokers - Maybe Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto, and Joaquin Phoenix are all really The Joker - and this is a sly reference to the comics? We’ll find out in October 2019 - hopefully.

    #Joker #JokerMovie #JokerTheories

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    The Joker's in on the joke | 5:36
    Why Joker didn't kill anyone at Bruce's party | 6:16
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Comments • 2 491

  • Looper
    Looper   9 months back

    If Joaquin Phoenix IS the real Joker, will you be disappointed?

    • Josheki Kenshin Alipio
      Josheki Kenshin Alipio  1 months back

      @LazerBolt2025 and yes he is the REAL joker

    • Josheki Kenshin Alipio
      Josheki Kenshin Alipio  1 months back

      @LazerBolt2025 i know that looper is just a plain idiot A BAD CONTENT

    • LazerBolt2025
      LazerBolt2025  1 months back


    • Josheki Kenshin Alipio
      Josheki Kenshin Alipio  1 months back


    • LazerBolt2025
      LazerBolt2025  1 months back

      @LXJX YES! Your Wrong

  • Logan 1218
    Logan 1218  4 hours back

    Maybe the guy who kills batmans parents at the end is the real joker.

    • Travis Scott
      Travis Scott  3 days back

      Lmao you dumb

      • Ryan Sage
        Ryan Sage  4 days back

        If Joaquin Phoenix Joker could be the predecessor to a Joker, it could take the idea of the 3 Jokers in DC comics

        • LMF'S workout clips.
          LMF'S workout clips.  5 days back

          When the Joker (Health Ledger) died , another joker rose from the ashes ....
          much like a Phoenix.

          • Ardhendu Bose
            Ardhendu Bose  6 days back

            'JOKER' EXPLAINED
            Every minute of every day presents us with untold options for filling our minds with the mania, exploits, disasters, furies, reversals, ambitions, triumphs, insanity and cataclysms of strangers around our benighted planet. Always, news organisations speak of our need to know – and to need to know right now. But what they have left out is our equally great, and often even greater need not to know: because we cannot change anything, because the stories are too violent, dispiriting and sad, because our minds are fragile, because we have responsibilities closer to home, because we need to lead our own lives rather than be torn apart by stories of the lives of others who are ultimately remote from and irrelevant to us.

            • King O'Kings
              King O'Kings  7 days back

              Anybody going to see the new Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix will realize how extremely ironic it is to see Fight Club compared to Ledger's Joker.

              • Mexican Standoff
                Mexican Standoff  1 weeks back


                • Leo Feregrino
                  Leo Feregrino  2 weeks back

                  Idk about this one chief

                  • N A
                    N A  2 weeks back

                    I love how the video title says 'Joaquin Phoenix' but ended up showing 'Heath Ledger' more~ It just shows how much Heath's acting give more effect & sensational to the maker of this video~ XD

                    • Adam W
                      Adam W  2 weeks back

                      I love the Fight Club theory. It kind of seems logical and Norton would be believable playing the Joker.

                      • ψrατh
                        ψrατh  2 weeks back

                        ha WRONG

                        • Mr. Rohit Sreenath
                          Mr. Rohit Sreenath  2 weeks back

                          This video is just misleading... 😜

                          • OPTIMUSs_JEDI
                            OPTIMUSs_JEDI  3 weeks back

                            Looper this type of video is why your loosing subscribers . Your merely a shadow of your former self . It’s pathetic. My cringy videos are better than yours at this point

                            • Sonder Studios
                              Sonder Studios  3 weeks back

                              My god, it's a totally original take on the character...

                              • Captain America
                                Captain America  4 weeks back

                                That's why I hate DC they always changing the characters and turn them into something else

                                • F Tian
                                  F Tian  4 weeks back

                                  Sick of these baits, unsubscribed!

                                  • Wild Side
                                    Wild Side  4 weeks back

                                    1st of all I thought this video was all about Phoenix as the Joker. 2nd i would like to see the White Knight series turned live action.

                                    • Fermin Jimenez
                                      Fermin Jimenez  4 weeks back

                                      This is why I love and I miss heath ledger

                                      • Dallas Kelley
                                        Dallas Kelley  4 weeks back

                                        We get it, you miss ledger as the joker. Who doesn't? You're missing the entire point of the Joker character. The joker is an idea that is immortal, it's an idea that shows up when inequalities form. The Joker is the embodiment of Entropy. He even confirms by saying "Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh and you know the thing about chaos, it’s fair."

                                        • Three O'CLOCK Morning
                                          Three O'CLOCK Morning  4 weeks back

                                          L video

                                          • Cynik The Pessimist
                                            Cynik The Pessimist  4 weeks back

                                            Perhaps he is Ronald McDonald

                                            • Nomnom Wowwow
                                              Nomnom Wowwow  1 months back

                                              Does not excite me to think Joaquin Phoenix is not the real joker. Bruce Wayne and joker also has a huge age gap in the original Batman movie/story.

                                              • Christos Kelaiditis
                                                Christos Kelaiditis  1 months back

                                                Clickbaiting wh*ring done right. Shame on your Looper.

                                                • Camden McInnis
                                                  Camden McInnis  1 months back

                                                  He paralyzed and raped Bat girl.

                                                  He's a bad man. PERIOD

                                                  • James Arsenault
                                                    James Arsenault  1 months back

                                                    the brothers idea is vaguely doable

                                                    • James Arsenault
                                                      James Arsenault  1 months back

                                                      in batman cartoon in 1988 they did a story of robin sort of being joker ish not joker himself once i remember

                                                      • Douglas Bull
                                                        Douglas Bull  1 months back

                                                        Ok h hes the joker.and or are saying he's just as good or better than ledger.but you can't compare them

                                                        • Matthew Clark
                                                          Matthew Clark  1 months back

                                                          10:49 booty🥰

                                                          • Richard Davis
                                                            Richard Davis  1 months back

                                                            So the 8 minute standing ovation for the movie at the Venice film Festival doesn't mean much huh. I guess people can't seem to get over Heath. Yes Heath did a great job. But he has never been the type of actor Joaquin is. I am far an above more excited about this movie, than I ever was about the Dark Knight

                                                            • Amanley Load VGTOW come bitchute

                                                              Jered's joke not joker shouldn't even be mentioned, That performance is a drop in a massive ocean of talent and quality result. His gangster idiotic take on joker was abysmal and probably the main reason most of his footage was cut and then he threw the dummy out the pram when he wasn't good enough for the role.

                                                              • Truth hurts; Lies heal
                                                                Truth hurts; Lies heal  1 months back

                                                                This DO NOT AGE WELL

                                                                • Francesco prodo
                                                                  Francesco prodo  1 months back

                                                                  Might not be

                                                                  • Chung Horkit
                                                                    Chung Horkit  2 months back

                                                                    Clearly... Looper doesn't know Joker is not a person, and not one person, it is an ideal, like V for Vendetta, they definitely misses the comic when Batman sat on the Mobius Chair and asked who is the Joker, the damn chair doesn't give names, just saying there were 3 Jokers.

                                                                    • Adam Bram
                                                                      Adam Bram  2 months back

                                                                      They're all the Real Joker because The Joker is a Time Lord. He just regenerated a bunch.

                                                                      • smol natsuki{ddlc/neko/totally not a tsundere}

                                                                        He is the real joker confirmed by joker final trailer ending

                                                                        • RandyLeeSnyderJr
                                                                          RandyLeeSnyderJr  2 months back

                                                                          "Like a leper."

                                                                          • Koreksektor 2015
                                                                            Koreksektor 2015  2 months back

                                                                            I seen some of your videos and i have to say. U are a dickface

                                                                            • Scribe 69
                                                                              Scribe 69  2 months back

                                                                              Great site, Looper, but your ads in the middle of your stories can blow me to completion.

                                                                              • James Bark jr
                                                                                James Bark jr  2 months back

                                                                                What if he was a pow

                                                                                • Lucas Vecchioq
                                                                                  Lucas Vecchioq  2 months back


                                                                                  • yourmomknowsme
                                                                                    yourmomknowsme  2 months back

                                                                                    I think Edward Norton could make a f****** crazy joker anyone else agree

                                                                                    • Amy Rosanova
                                                                                      Amy Rosanova  2 months back

                                                                                      There are apparently 3 main Joker ... shall I say, "archetypes"? The mobster mob boss, the anarchist, and ... the one that I forgot. 😅 (There are technically many different Jokers, but I don't usually view it that way. I just kind of view it as THE Joker - just portrayed in many different ways.

                                                                                      • David Cabero Jr
                                                                                        David Cabero Jr  2 months back

                                                                                        This dumb ass video went off topic 0 to 100 real quick 🤦‍♂️

                                                                                        • Actarnos Film's
                                                                                          Actarnos Film's  2 months back

                                                                                          you know the joker has a lot of back story's so i dont care

                                                                                          • arturo morales
                                                                                            arturo morales  2 months back

                                                                                            Report this as false leading this has nothing to do with the title

                                                                                            • Steve Newman
                                                                                              Steve Newman  2 months back

                                                                                              It's hard to find a real joker these days.. they all went in to politics!!!

                                                                                              • Douglas Bull
                                                                                                Douglas Bull  2 months back

                                                                                                Jared Leto wasn't the joker he was nothing more than a pathetic imposter who purrs like a cat and has no eyebrows.sorry joker dosent drive a purple lambo and has more chains on than Mr t.joker is beyond worldly possessions and lick on tattoos you get out a gumball machine.leto butchered the name.and should scrap him being called the joker