Joker has made its fair share of headlines and the film was just released Oct. 4. While most of the buzz surrounding the film has been controversial (a full read up is available here) the good people of the internet made something fun.
A certain scene of Joaquin Phoenix‘s portrayal of The Joker has been glorified as a meme.
The art of meme-ing is no laughing matter unless it’s in this case. Fans and haters turned the scene of Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck (Joker) walking through a hallway laughing into comedic gold. They simply replaced Phoenix’s laugh with other notable laughs. Witness the genius below.
the joker but he laughs like seth rogen pic.twitter.com/KbvMt5Ij7b
— freddy kroger (@ryanheezy) October 8, 2019
the joker but he laughs like nicki minaj pic.twitter.com/Pr5A4ORcZU
— gina (@chalameche) October 8, 2019
with the cardi b laugh pic.twitter.com/66X5ttBbEg
— gina (@chalameche) October 9, 2019
The Joker but he laughs like Bill Hader. pic.twitter.com/dMqf3osV9y
— Bill Hader’s seagull laugh (@LaughBill) October 8, 2019
the joker but he laughs like samuel l. jackson pic.twitter.com/v0F3gZCl4R
— 𝙠𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙖 (@NE0SMATRIX) October 8, 2019
This Spiderman actor has a pretty great one.
— Julian🤷♂️ (@MilkyJohnWick) October 8, 2019
And then one of the most iconic ridiculous laughs of all time.
The joker but he laughs like Peter Griffin pic.twitter.com/dyX5RvaEEb
— Radja Afif (@RadjaAfifKedah) October 8, 2019
Anyway, this meme is all over Twitter and we are sure there are plenty of even better ones out there.
More Joker News
Leto played the Joker in the 2016 movie, and Joaquin Phoenix plays the character in the film that dropped last Friday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leto was apparently “alienated and upset” when the film was green-lit, which cost less than $70 million.
THR story focuses on Martin Scorsese, who was initially involved as a producer on Joker and was potentially going to direct the film. However, his representative says that he never intended to direct the film but only produce.
This news is pretty shocking, considering Scorsese has made headlines lately for his criticism of superhero movies. He particularly said Marvel franchise is “not cinema”.
“Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being,” he said of the MCU.
As for Leto, he’s previously talked about being open to playing the Joker again. It’s already been rumored that he’d be making an appearance in the upcoming Harley Quinn stand-alone movie Birds of Prey. Leto previously teased us that he might be making a cameo in the Suicide Squad spinoff.
“I would definitely play the Joker again,” Leto said to Variety. “It all depends on the script and the circumstances as it always does.”
Leto also commented on the Birds of Prey rumors, which he kept pretty ambiguous.
“I don’t think so. You’d have to ask them,” he said, adding “Well, we’ll see.”
What do you think about the new Joker meme? Let us know below!