DC may have multiple Batman movies in the pipeline, but don’t expect Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Robert Pattinson’s Batman to cross paths. Joker director Todd Phillips has shot down any possibility of a crossover.
Phillips didn’t mince words when Variety asked if these two cinematic incarnations might appear in the same movie together, saying simply “No, definitely not.”
Phillips clarified that there’s no reason to assume DC won’t introduce another version of Joker in one of Pattinson’s Batman movies, but that it won’t be the same version played by Phoenix.
“Oddly, in the states, comic books are our Shakespeare it seems, and you can do many many versions of Hamlet,” Phillips said. “There will be many more Jokers, I’m sure, in the future.”