Todd Phillips Expects ‘Joker’ Backlash Because Film ‘Doesn’t Follow Anything From Comics’

Now that “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has opened in theaters to big box office numbers, only one major superhero tentpole remains in 2019: “Joker.” The Warner Bros.

fall tentpole from “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips stars Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous Batman villain.

The movie might use the Joker character and the setting of Gotham City from the comic books, but it’s hardly an adaptation, During a recent chat with Empire magazine, Phillips says he’s fully preparing for comic book fans to be angry over just how unfaithful “Joker” is to the comics.“We didn’t follow anything from the comic-books, which people are gonna be mad about,” Phillips said.

“We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from.

That’s what was interesting to me.

We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker.

It’s about this man.

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