字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント - How Joker's Ending Could Tie into The DC Cinematic Universe After much hype, Joker is finally out in theaters and it's really shaping up to be a huge blockbuster for Warner Bros. and DC. And while the movie has been touted as a standalone flick set in an eighties Gotham City, not tied into the greater DC Cinematic Universe, as we just said it's shaping up to be a huge, huge blockbuster. If it does well enough, we bet that the temptation to revisit this Joker again in order to make more money would be somewhere between pretty damn likely and it goes without saying. But, what would that film look like? Well, luckily, the ending gave us plenty to chew on, so there is definitely room to continue the story, and even tie it into the DC Cinematic Universe as well. - Booyah. Now, before we get into the main story, we want to give you a spoiler warning. We will be talking at length about Joker in this piece, and will be spoiling the hell out of the movie. Seriously, if you haven't seen it yet, go away! Go! Get out of here! We're going to wait. We're just going to spend the next few hours working on our standup routine. Okay, everyone ready? Great to see you tonight. Thank you so much. You're an awesome crowd. A guy walks into a bar and pulls out a tiny piano, and a twelve inch pianist. So, then I said, "Joker, I hardly know her."! All right, they're not all winners. Oh, you're back! Great! Let's get into it. So, how could Joker fit into the continuity of the DC Cinematic Universe? It stands on its own perfectly well and it doesn't necessarily tie into it specifically, right? Well, the option is there, so let's break down the evidence. The first clue is that DC Cinematic U's timeline is currently in flux, and is in the process of retconning itself, like how Wonder Woman 1984 is changing her backstory set up in Batman V Superman that said she had gone into hiding for decades. Even Gal Gadot admitted this during a presser for Justice League back in 2017, saying, "sometimes in a creative process, you establish something that is not necessarily the right decision, but then you can always correct it and change it.". So, if Warner Bros. and DC really decided that they wanted to change the timeline a bit to bring Joaquin Phoenix's Joker into continuity, they definitely could. Tying directly into that is the death of the Waynes in Joker. While we saw Bruce Wayne's parents killed in a different way in Batman V Superman: Damn of Justice, it was through the lens of a dream sequence, which, come on, dreams are super unreliable narrators. Speaking of unreliable narrators, let's talk Joker. Specifically, the ending. In it, the audience learns that some of the film they just saw didn't really happen. However, while his relationship with Sophie was a fabrication, he did murder Murray Franklin on live TV, and ultimately he did inspire the people of Gotham into worshiping the Joker as a symbol. And it's this that ties into our next point. Joker could be brought into DC film continuity by tying it into the three Jokers concept currently in DC comics. If you've missed out, currently in DC comics there are three different Jokers from three different eras currently inhabiting the comic book universe. The first Joker established back in 1940, the post-crisis Joker essentially inspired by Alan Moore's The Killing Joke, and the current Joker from the New 52 slash Rebirth continuity. While this storyline has yet to be explained and will most likely pay off in the upcoming Three Jokers black label comic, one theory about how it will work together could apply to the movie universe as well. With the different takes and characteristics of the Joker in the comics over the years, this could also apply to the different takes of the Joker in the films as well. Because if there's one thing DC isn't short on, it's portrayals of the Joker on screen. If Joaquin Phoenix's Joker in Joker is the sort of original Joker a la the 1940s Joker from the comics, it wouldn't be a stretch to believe that he could inspire others to later take on the mantle of green hair and white face paint kind of like he does in the movie, and we could see Jared Leto's Joker years later as one of those inspired by him. And honestly, this would be much better than having Phoenix's Joker be the only Joker in Gotham City, which would eventually see him as an old man being punched in the face by Batman, when Bruce Wayne finally comes of age. Because that's just not a fair fight. - You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, huh? Would you? Huh? - Although, it does seem to be the point of the TV show Gotham, so... Who knows. Ultimately, the Joker as a character is a notoriously unreliable narrator. Hell, Joker director Todd Phillips has said that is part of what drew him to the character, the multiple choice nature of his backstory. So, if DC wanted to make the events of Joker canon in the Man of Steel timeline, there's a pretty clean path to follow. It could be canon, even if it is all a lie told by the Joker. That's the beauty of the character. His lies are just as important as his truths. Could this all happen? Maybe, but also maybe not. But, no matter what, it will be interesting to see whether Joker remains a standalone film or if it gets folded into the greater DC universe as time goes on. But, what do you folks think? Did you enjoy Joker? Do you hope they bring it into DC continuity? And which onscreen Joker is your favorite? Let's discuss. Thanks for watching! If you like what you saw, why not give us a like and subscribe? 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