Todd Phillips’ Joker
may have become the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever made, one of the defining titles of last year and an awards season favorite, but it was never designed with franchise potential in mind. If anything, the opposite was true, with Warner Bros.
so skeptical that it would be a success that they ended up losing out on a huge share of the profits after co-financing the project with several other companies.
That being said, now that The Flash is set to introduce the multiverse into the Dceu, Joaquin Phoenix
’s Arthur Fleck is technically a part of canon, just in a different reality. Not only that, but almost as soon as the credits faded to black, theories were making their way online that he wasn’t even the real Joker, and the genuine Clown
Prince of Crime would appear somewhere else down the road.
The Academy Award winner