When it comes to the best comic book villains, there are not many who can compete with the legendary DC character the Joker, who has not only been a fantastic character in the comic books but has also managed to give us some impressive appearances in the big screen, with Jack Nicholson giving us a great performance as the Joker in Batman, while Heath Ledger was sensational as the character in The Dark Knight.
When it was announced that we were going to get to see the Joker making a return to the big screen in the Suicide Squad movie, with Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto in the role, many of us were intrigued to see just what we would get this time around. Unfortunately, the general consensus was that this version of the character was too far removed from what the fans wanted, with many suggesting that a new Joker needs to be made.
Well, with that in mind, there has since been a lot of talk about a new Joker Origins movie being made, with Todd Phillips on board to direct the movie, while there has been many rumours that we are going to get to see Joaquin Phoenix playing the Clown Prince. However, while Joaquin is undoubtedly a great actor, it seems that many of the fans are not too keen on him playing the role.
Some people feel that Joaquin Phoenix will be similar to Jared Leto in that he will try too hard at being the character, that he will not gel with the rest of what is going on around him. With that said though, with the right screenplay and the right directing, as well as moving the character in the right direction, we could well see Joaquin giving us a great performance as the Joker, if he does finally get cast in the role.