Although Jared Leto’s Joker in the main DCEU could still potentially return to the screen, Phoenix’s Joker exists in another timeline, completely separate from the current main franchise – which is, itself, expected to undergo some changes.
The film will include the Wayne family and trusty butler Alfred, but patriarch Thomas Wayne will be portrayed in a less flattering manner.
Philips said his concept does not “follow anything from the comic books… That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker.” However, the comedian aspect is drawn from the cult graphic comic storyline Batman: The Killing Joke.
JOKER IS OUT IN CINEMAS ON OCTOBER 4