The Joker Movie Gotham’s Map Teases Snyder-Nolan Easter-eggs
Fans are on their toes and are filled with excitement as the images and videos of Joaquin Phoenix’s makeup as the Joker has been all over the internet for a couple of days now. Though some people are coming out and criticizing the makeup, most fans are appreciating the look. But the truth is that the make-up we’ve seen is not the finalized one or is not the one which is going to be on Phoenix’s face for the whole movie. In the middle of all this, eyes from all around the world are glued to this particular picture where the map of New York City has been shown. The interesting part is that the shooting of The Joker movie was happening there.
The picture has some big Easter eggs in the context of Batman as the map has some of the major references to the great Batman. The most common references were of Gotham village, Gotham Square, Old Gotham, the Bowery, and also the Amusement Mile. Arthur Fleck who is going to play the role of Joker was seen in some photos interacting with some clowns around the area of amusement mile. This clearly suggests that the place is going to play a crucial role in the movie’s growth and is going to be a place where we can see some blood on the floor.
The map also has a very famous and well-known neighborhood called Snyder which clearly points the fingers towards Scott Snyder. Snyder is the writer of many popular storylines of Batman for DC Comics. I know many of you want it to be a reference to the famous DC director Zack Snyder, but it seems very inappropriate as the movie he made Batman V Superman didn’t get the best of reception at the box office and that’s why I don’t think it’s a reference for him and maybe that’s why they just went to Scott Snyder instead of Zack Synder.
It also had some notable and legendary references to Wayne (Wayne Avenue), Christopher Nolan (Nolan Lane), and many. Most notably Kane County is on top of the map and shows respect to the man who was the co-creator of Batman and it isn’t a small feat to be reckoned with. In the end, in this greedy and selfish world, it’s always great to see some people paying respect to the prolific comic creators who did all of this for us and conquered everything.
All these things are just adding up to the spice of this upcoming movie of DC. With Todd Phillips giving his everything on the set and no one really arguing about his passion, the movie is seeming to be on the right track as of now. Joaquin Phoenix has already said that one of the biggest reasons for saying yes to this project was Phillips’ immense passion and love to make this film a great one. Phoenix stated,
“I wouldn’t quite classify this as, like any genre, I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero movie, or a studio movie or a… it feels unique and I think more than anything probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, so that’s exciting. I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real life struggles. And sometimes that is covered and exposed, and sometimes it isn’t, and so I always felt, like there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserves the opportunity to be kind of studied. And so, I think that’s what Todd sees appealing about this idea.”
The movie is going to be a great watch and it’s hard not to expect a bumper opening for this one not only because of the history this character holds but also the return of one of the biggest masterminds and deadliest killers in the world has got everyone excited to know about his origin and the reason of his weird and mad philosophies.
With Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Brett Cullen, and many other great actors at their disposal, the film has a huge amount of expectations on their shoulders. Joaquin Phoenix’s The Joker is scheduled to release on October 4, 2019.