A new fan-art imagines Joaquin Phoenix's Clown Prince of Crime in Joker as Ronald McDonald. The next Warner Bros. and DC project is due in a few months, and while fans are waiting for a brand new trailer or any kind of official marketing content, some are biding their time by creating some inspired by the upcoming film. The latest of which is a mock-up illustration of the titular character mashed up as the infamous mascot for McDonalds.
Phoenix is joined by a stellar supporting cast including Robert De Niro as Murray Franklin; Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond; Marc Maron as Ted Marco; Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne; and Frances Conroy as Penny Fleck in the film. Directed and co-written (with Scott Silver) by Todd Phillips, Joker takes DC back in time to the '80s to meet Arthur Fleck during his days of being a struggling comedian. The film doesn't have any narrative links to the DCEU lore, instead, the project is expected to kick off a a brand new banner for DC Films that may be called DC Dark or DC Black.
In light of the nearing release of Joker, digital artist BossLogic came up with a new piece that brings together Phoenix's version of the Joker and another world-renowned clown - Ronald McDonald. In the fan-art shared on the creator's official Instagram account, Phoenix ditches his colorful suits from Joker and instead dons a McDonald vest, holding a take away paper bag from the fast food chain. Check out the creepy image below:
Fans will have to do with this fan-art and other Joker-related unofficial content as Warner Bros. gears up to officially begin the marketing campaign for the Phillips-directed flick. However, since the studio is skipping this year's Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con later this week, it's curious when they're going to debut the next trailer. An Empire cover for Joker has already been unveiled, signaling that a flurry of promotional materials for the project will soon come out, which begs the question, when and how they will be rolled out.
At this point, all the public can do is wait for new official content for Joker, and regardless when Warner Bros. decides to release them, one thing's for sure - the public is more interested now in the film compared to when the project was initially announced. That's a great step considering that Phillips is walking in an unknown territory here with the narrative supposedly not mined from any comic books. Nonetheless, if they're able to pull it off, this film might be the sleeper comic book movie hit of the year.
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- The Suicide Squad (2021) release date: Aug 06, 2021
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