Todd Phillips Clarifies That 'Joker' Did Pull From The Comics

It was previously reported that director Todd Phillips stated that ‘Joker’ “didn’t follow anything from the comic books” and thankfully this no longer seems to be the case. While the early buzz for the movie has been positive, this statement had many fans worried as to how the Clown Prince of Crime would be depicted in the film. Now, it has been revealed that Phillips was slightly misquoted in the original report.

In an advanced screening of the film that involved a Q&A with Phillips he clarified what he initially said by stating:

“It’s funny because a lot of you guys have probably reprinted something I said in Empire where I was misquoted. I’m not gonna complain, I like the writer; he wrote a great piece where I said we didn’t take anything from the comic book world. It’s actually not what I said. What I said was we didn’t take anything from one particular comic. We kind of picked and chose what we liked from the kind of 80-year canon of Joker. We kind of pulled a few things that we liked.”

Now fans will be more eagerly checking out what was pulled from the comic and what was original as well as have their eyes peeled for any Easter Eggs which may have made their way into the film.


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Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks. One, he paints on for his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath. But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him.

‘Joker’ will be laughing into your local theater on October 4th, 2019!


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