The New Joker Movie and The History of The Joker Movies


Staff Writer

The Joker has been played by many different actors throughout the years. Due to the low-quality acting job of  some of the upcoming actors, the audiences reaction to the Joker in newer movies has been on the downside. After Jared Leto’s role as the Joker in Suicide Squad (2016), fans are dreading the result of the new Joker movie coming out in October 3, 2019. The first person to play the Joker was Cesar Romero, in the television show Batman (1966). Following him, was Jack Nickolson in the film Batman (1989). Because of his comedic characteristics, Jack Nicklolson is regarded as one of the best Jokers during that time period. Finally, Heath Ledger played the Joker in The Dark Knight (2008). Overall, Heath Ledger is considered by many people as the best actor who played the Joker because he was able to actually embody the image of the character in the film. Unfortunately, there is speculation that Ledger’s role of the Joker went too far, contributing to his death shortly after the film in 2008. The Joker is a difficult character to emulate due to the morbid silliness this character demonstrates. Many are looking forward to the upcoming movie, “Joker,” to see what twists Joaquin Phoenix portrays with the main character of the Joker.