Is ‘Joker’ Part Of the DCEU?
The following video contains SPOILERS for Joker, the DCEU, and for some reason the plot of the 1941 Busby Berkeley classic Babes on Broadway.
Todd Phillips’ Joker movie was billed a standalone and distinct interpretation of the classic Batman character. It was sold as a unique movie separate from the stuff going on in the rest of the DCEU, which already has a Joker played by Jared Leto. (He’s so damaged, you guys!) But what if Joker was set in the DCEU all along? What if the movie is secretly a prequel designed to establish Ben Affleck’s darker version of Bruce Wayne?
This new video from ScreenCrush’s Ryan Arey explores this interesting theory about Joker. It considers how Joker might fit into the rest of the DCEU, and it also tries to find a way to make it fit with Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad Joker as well. Take a look and see what you think:
If you liked this video on whether Joker is set in the DC Extended Universe, check out some more of our videos below, including our video on the ending of Joker, our video on all the Easter eggs in the film, and our examination of the controversial plot element about the Joker and his possible biological relationship to another character in the movie. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Joker is in theaters now.
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