– by Joseph Jammer Medina

With Joker taking home the top Venice Film Festival prize, us film fans are salivating at the mouth to see what this latest DC film will have to offer. It’s indeed a bold move by Warner Bros., a studio who, in the past, has gotten flack for intruding on their directors’ visions. In this case, it’s clear that helmer Todd Phillips was given free rein to do exactly what he wanted.

But, of course, as important as the director in this case is the star, Joaquin Phoenix. He will be playing the titular Joker, aka Arthur Fleck, and he’s really the one putting himself out there to play the demented Clown Prince of Crime. But what does Christian Bale think of all this?

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“Joaquin is one of the best actors around, you know,” he told ComicBook.com, “and obviously I worked with Heath. You know, it’s a brave thing to follow up that performance and he always makes interesting choices.”

But does he actually want to see it?

“Dying to see it… I wish them the best with that.”

That’s pretty exciting praise for the main who once played the Caped Crusader for three films. I’ll be more interested to hear what he has to say once he’s actually seen the movie though.

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SOURCE: ComicBook.com

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.