What do you get when you combine one of the world’s most popular movie stars, Hollywood’s biggest night, Marvel’s biggest hero and one of the world’s most recognizable fictional cities? You get one of the most intriguing premiere events of the year!
The 2019 premiere of Batman was something special. Not only did it have the honour of premiering the highly anticipated Bats movie in theaters across the country, but it also featured the actor Robert Pattinson as The Joker. The audience got to see Batman (played by Ben Affleck) rise up against the Clown Prince of Crime and his army of crazed criminals. And, of course, we wanted to find out if the Caped Crusader could actually beat the Joker.
The Joker is one of the most recognizable villains in pop culture. He has been around since the 1930s and has featured in countless films and TV shows. Many people know him from his role as a comic book villain, but he has also appeared in movies like Taxi Driver and The Dark Knight, among many others. So it was natural for Warner Bros. to choose a part of London for the premiere of the new Batman movie. And, considering how popular the Joker is in the U.K., it was only a matter of time before he showed up on the big screen there. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we were able to catch up with the Joker not long after the premiere in London. We asked him if he had any comments on Batman and if he had a message for the Caped Crusader.
The Joker’s Opinion On The New Batman Movie
“First of all, I loved Batman,” the Joker says with a huge grin. “The old Batman, on the other hand…” he trails off, laughing evilly. We asked him if he had any comments on the new Batman movie, and he responds with a resounding and unequivocal, “Yes!”
“It wasn’t supposed to be like this,” he says, referring to the new Batman narrative. “I loved the old Batman. Why did they have to take that away from me? I’m an actor. You know, people love to see a change. And with this new Batman, it’s like he’s the same as the others. Just with a different haircut. And more colors. Like blue and yellow. I don’t know. I didn’t think it was right. But they did it for political correctness or something. I don’t know. I liked this new Batman better, though. I did. I liked his attitude.”
The Joker then laughs again, this time even harder. It’s not long before he adds, “Honestly, he reminded me of the baby-faced assassin from The Bourne Identity. I mean, that’s the best way I can put it. I mean, he’s not very old, is he? I don’t know. I guess baby-faced assassins aren’t that old. I can’t remember the last time I saw one. It was probably in a James Bond movie. No, I’m sorry. It was in The Bourne Identity. I’m sure it was. I saw that movie when it came out, and I remember it because…” he stops, and then continues, “That was the first time I saw a baby-faced assassin. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is a new type of assassin. And he’s so young! Is he training to be an adult-faced assassin?'”
The Joker then goes on to say that he doesn’t think that Batman is a complete match for his skills, but that he’s more of a thorn in his side, because Batman has a code. The Joker isn’t sure if he’s ever actually broken it, but he feels that Batman has held something back from him, because he thinks that Batman is a decent human being. He adds that he doesn’t like it when people call him a villain, because he feels that the line between good and evil has become blurred, and that he’s on the same side as Batman.
Does Batman Have A Chance Of Winning?
So does Batman have a chance of beating the Joker? Well, if we compare them based on their previous encounters, then the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”
The Joker has been around for nearly 90 years and has faced off against dozens of characters, including Batman. So it’s fair to say that he’s tasted a lot of victory. He continues, “Listen, Batman will never stand a chance against me. Because, you know, good doesn’t stand a chance against evil. It’s like day and night. And I’m night. So it’s simple.”
This is certainly an opinion shared by many, and it’s also the opinion of someone who is arguably the greatest villain in cinematic history. But it’s a very difficult opinion to argue with. We asked the Joker if he had anything else to add, and he simply replies, “Nope.”
A Message For The Caped Crusader
Finally, we wanted to get the Joker’s opinion on the character of the Caped Crusader and what he would say to Batman. So we asked, “What would you tell the Caped Crusader?” And the Joker’s reply was, “Go for it!”
“Do what you want. Have fun,” he says. “I’m not going to judge you.”
Considering all of this, it would seem that the Joker is giving Batman a pretty good chance at defeating him. But what do you think? Can Batman actually beat the Joker? Let us know what you think in the comments below!