Batman Robert Pattinson and Joker Joaquin Phoenix to cross paths? Todd Phillips spills the beans

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker was roaring at the Venice Film Festival 2019. The film received a standing ovation, great first reviews and also bagged the Best Film award at the fest. Now, Joker director Todd Phillips discusses about the possibilities of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker crossing paths with Robert Pattinson's Batman.
Batman Robert Pattinson and Joker Joaquin Phoenix to cross paths? Todd Phillips spills the beansBatman Robert Pattinson and Joker Joaquin Phoenix to cross paths? Todd Phillips spills the beans
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The Joker and Batman have been making the headlines respectively. On one hand, Joaquin Phoenix ruled the Venice Film Festival 2019 with his powerful performance as an unusual Joker. From a thunderous applause and a standing ovation to bagging the Best Film award at the fest, Joker caught everyone's attention. On the other hand, Christian Bale and Kristen Stewart have been all praise for Robert Pattinson after he was named the new Batman. With both the news grabbing eyeballs, fans have been curious to find out if the new Batman would cross paths with Phoenix's Joker in the future. 

Joker director Todd Philips has some disappointing news for fans. The filmmaker clarified that a Batman-Joker crossover is nowhere on the horizon as for now. Philips spoke to Variety and confirmed that Batman and Joker are not meeting. "No, definitely not," he told, shooting down the possibility of Pattinson's Batman and Phoenix's Joker appearing in the same movie. 

A recent report suggesting the plot of the Batman backs Philips' statement. According to film insider Daniel Richtman, Matt Reeves' The Batman will revolve around a case Bruce Wayne will be seen investigating. "The Batman will explore a detective case — when people start dying in strange ways, Batman must go deep into the dark world of Gotham to find clues and solve the mystery/conspiracy connected to Gotham City’s history and criminals. In the film, all of Batman Rogues Gallery are already out there and active, similar to the comics and animated shows/movies. The film will have multiple villains, as they are all suspects," he claimed in a recent YouTube video. 

Reeves had previously revealed that the new Batman movie will feature a younger Batman and it will not be based on “any particular [comic book]," Comicbook.com reports. The Batman is slated to release on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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