Phoenix’s Joker and Pattinson’s Batman won’t appear together, says Todd Phillips

Team Udayavani, Sep 10, 2019, 12:35 PM IST

Los Angeles: “Joker” director Todd Phillips says there are no plans to bring Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime and Robert Pattinson’s Batman together for a movie.

“Joker”, which features Phoenix in the titular role, received rave reviews at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and also won the Golden Lion trophy. The team is now attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where the film will have its premiere.

On the sidelines of the the gala, Phillips was asked by Variety if there was any possibility of Phoenix’s Joker and Pattinson’s Batman to feature in a film.

“No, definitely not,” he said.

However, when asked if “Joker” will be the last film to feature the DC super villain the director said, “Oddly, in the states, comic books are our Shakespeare it seems, and you can do many many versions of ‘Hamlet’. There will be many more jokers, I’m sure, in the future.”

Pattinson was roped in to play the Caped Crusader in June this year, after Hollywood star Ben Affleck retired from the role after playing Bruce Wayne in 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Suicide Squad” and 2017’s “Justice League”.

Matt Reeves is directing the standalone titled “The Batman”.

Disclaimer:The views expressed in comments section published on are those of comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of, its staff or The Manipal Group, or any entity associated with The Manipal Group. reserves rights to remove a comment or all the comments any time.

To report any comment you can email us at We will review the request and delete the comments.

Related Articles

Latest Additions