Joker Director Finally Explains That Last Crucial Scene

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Looper
Looper - 14 days ago
How much of Joker do you think really happened in the movie? Which parts?
Stephanie H
Stephanie H - 15 hours ago
I don’t get people that say the last scene was real and not everything else. Like if nothing really happened then how the hell did he have the capacity to kill the psychiatrist? One would say “oh he strangled her” but he literally had blood on his foot. And if that theory was supposedly true he wouldn’t have the capacity to even kill a person.
happinesstan
happinesstan - 3 days ago
Most of it. The scene in which he is in the audience at Murray's show (I have my suspicions that Murray's joke may have also been Arthur's delusion, based on the fact that Arthur laughs in time) and his relationship are delusions. The 3 flashback scenes that many complain about, grounds the rest of the story [up to that point] in reality. I think the joke is that Arthur has lived a life of obscurity in a society where he doesn't belong, but now that society has placed him where they think he belongs, he will gain notoriety. I'm no Batman aficionado, but it strikes me that Joker's success could be in his ability to manipulate the minds of the criminally insane. As a talented clown he has alreay demonstrated his ability to mesmerise. However, I do believe there is one joke aimed at the audience. And that joke is introduced in the scene which introduces the cinema audience [it seems painfully obvious]. In 1981 the audience are watching a 1936 film, named 'Modern Times', laughing, whilst outside the world destroys itself. It reminds me that it is over 40 years since Scorsese entertained us all with his warnings, and yet here we are again. Top film.
Sevren Hoover
Sevren Hoover - 4 days ago
Pogokoala agree 110%
Painted Solace
Painted Solace - 5 days ago
@Ben Owen was that not the same person?
Originality Am
Originality Am - 5 days ago
It's multiple choice .
Teny Time
Teny Time - 8 hours ago
Just posted my Joker transformation! Had a lot of fun doing it let me know what you guys think 🙏🏾💚
Marco Davinci
Marco Davinci - 9 hours ago
If that's the reality that its not the real Joker in the film but that he inspires the real Joker, its not very original since that's is exactly what happened on the Gotham tv show!
Jay Davis
Jay Davis - 9 hours ago
here’s my random and irrelevant take on the “you wouldn’t get the joke” line:
the scene where the police car crashes and the rioters takes him out and start to praise him was just in his imagination. there’s no way he would have survived that crash but no one else did, and there’s no way they would have known he was in that police car when they crashed it. he imagined everyone cheering for him (he’s finally being noticed, which is what he went on murray for.) then cut scene to the lady asking him what’s so funny and he’s like “you wouldn’t get it”.
and then for the bloody footprints....i don’t really believe this but someone said that after that scene, he kills her, and that’s the what the bloody footprints are from and why he’s then seen wandering free down the hallway and why guards start chasing him. either that, or someone else said it was symbolic of Arthur Fleck “dying” and Joker being “born.” who knows tho.
RainbowPanda
RainbowPanda - 12 hours ago
I refuse to believe he isn’t the real Joker. He was too good to not be and I’m really sad there won’t be Joker and Batman movie.
Twistncrawl
Twistncrawl - 12 hours ago
Joker: The only dancer to induce a compulsory, involuntary bowel movement.
Shit got real!
VOORHEES II
VOORHEES II - 14 hours ago
I hope this guy is the real joker, he’s fuckin awesome
Vultorus
Vultorus - 14 hours ago
If it never happened, and he’s not really the Joker, then what’s the point of it? Seems dumb and disappointing
ruby young
ruby young - 14 hours ago
I really enjoyed the movie and Joaquin was an incredible joker who depicted him amazingly but I feel like the whole “Oh ThiS iS sO deEP iT miGht noT be EveN rEal” trope is pretty lazy for the director and gives off that vibe of when you’d finish a story in middle school by saying “ and I woke up and it was all a dream” because you didn’t know what else to say
S Paea
S Paea - 14 hours ago
Marvel Universe: this is ours.
DC Black: we're see in 24 months.
boshankers12
boshankers12 - 15 hours ago
In my opinion, this is a perfect movie. Please Todd, don’t ruin it by trying to be too creative and artsy with the meaning behind the movie.
Nino Romanazzi
Nino Romanazzi - 16 hours ago
If it was all made up. The Wayne murders must of been true
Jesse DeVries
Jesse DeVries - 17 hours ago
I highly doubt the everything made up theory and hes not the joker will never be the "canon" choice so to speak. That cliche is over done and has never made people happy.
I dont think all of it was true but yes I think arthur is the real joker, him saying u dont get it at the end, the camera pans to bruce wayne. Hes implying that in the moment where he created his true self "joker" he also created his arch nemesis at the same time. Scene at the end takes place on the future, and the movie is him remember how he got there.
ExplosiveSneeze
ExplosiveSneeze - 17 hours ago
In my opinion this movie is ruined if it’s just some random guy making this story up in his head
The Wastelander
The Wastelander - 17 hours ago
3:18 "No, definetely not" but he nods...
Ross Is Lost
Ross Is Lost - 18 hours ago
LoL...so basically, we now have to change the name of this movie to "JOKER??...maybe?"
:p
Misanthropy Rex
Misanthropy Rex - 19 hours ago
This film is a masterpiece, as far as I am concerned. Joaquin Phoenix is phenomenal. As someone who suffers from mental illness, this was both painful and enlightening to watch. Hopefully more people will understand the pain that Arthur Fleck went through
OutatimeTV
OutatimeTV - 19 hours ago
God I hope he’s actually the joker. I’m gonna be so upset if he’s not
Matejko108
Matejko108 - 21 hour ago
I think the point is that we don't know what events really happened and what is just part of his delusion because he doesn't know himself. because we are put in his point of view, and he himself doesn't know what really happened because he's losing his grip on reality. Fantasy and reality merges for him. This is the oirigin story as experienced/remembered from the Joker's perspective. That's why we won't ever know 'what really happened', but only how it was experienced and how it is rememberred subjectivelly by a psychotic.
Kurtis Power
Kurtis Power - 23 hours ago
The movie was made so well I left thinking wow what a great character building movie! And now it’s taken away from me :(
Gambit Bronson
Gambit Bronson - Day ago
“If I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!” - Joker, The Killing Joke
Jasmine Gayle
Jasmine Gayle - Day ago
I love this interpretation. I think they're waiting to see if the Joker figures out that it's been about them all along, and then the response to that realization.
Light Screening
Light Screening - Day ago
True, not true, multiple choice or not it's a great story that raises several social and political questions... Couldn't escape them when I reviewed it.
Omniscience
Omniscience - Day ago
I think the joke was that: Joker created Batman
Παναγιώτης Δημ. Τσιγκρής
A very good movie inspired you to have a good yogurt and fresh tomatoes to throw on the big screen!!!
Bicey
Bicey - Day ago
If the whole movie is just a random crazy person in Arkham Asylum, I will be very, very disappointed. I wanted to see a movie about Joker.. not some random nutcase playing make believe in his head.
Ett Gammalt Bergtroll
That would literally ruin the movie if true.
Degal 76
Degal 76 - Day ago
“Sybil”
N3AUDIO
N3AUDIO - Day ago
How can I dislike this video MORE than one time?
TheColossalBlanket
TheColossalBlanket - Day ago
God I hope it isn't a whole 'it was all in his head' thing. That should've started and ended with fight club.
Joesefsky 12354
Joesefsky 12354 - Day ago
Has anyone found the name of the background music in this video?
Deepfire67
Deepfire67 - Day ago
They can tell us what they actually meant for it to be, or we can all just agree to keep it as Arthur actually being The Joker and all of this actually happened
Daniel Pfeifer
Daniel Pfeifer - Day ago
Notice that the train he was sitting in in the scene were he allegedly bothered this ladys kid and at the end were looking quite similar? Maybe this was the point where he started fantasising because he was bored and wasnt allowed to make the kid laught anymore sk he just thought abkut what makes himself laugh
Konrad Wawrzyniak
Konrad Wawrzyniak - Day ago
I like to think a final joke is something like: "What you get if you cross an elite boy with a hateful, lost society that killed his parents in front of him?".
I mean, at the final scene in Arkham Asylum there is a picture of young Bruce standing clueless behind his dead parents, while Joker's laughing background. That is an only picture showed, besides current time situation in hospital. It must means something and surely is connected with a joke.
Theory that a whole plot was a joke is a joke itself. Must be. But of course there are arguments in favor of it. Matter of interpretation. Those who don't want to see a problem presented, maybe will take it. And I hope that will be only the Academy, cause otherwise I'm really concerned about Oscar's rewarding fairness this year.
Media lost it's way.
Ceedot
Ceedot - Day ago
If they make a movie so groundbreaking then do nothing else with the story and then they're just as stupid as justice league haha, Phoenix was the perfect role
Omar Refaat
Omar Refaat - Day ago
I don't think that he is THE JOKER at least it's not the movie name, it was clear as crystal '' Joker '' . I think he is a joker who fooled us with this big joke of being the real JOKER.
Gábor Lengyel
Gábor Lengyel - Day ago
People have to just STOP considering this “nothing was real” bullshit. In the Killing Joke, Arthur the bad comedian turns into Joker, so it’s exactly what happened in the movie as well. The only things that were imagined were the Sophie interactions and him appearing on the Murray Franklin Show.
Carlos Fernandez
Carlos Fernandez - Day ago
So cool
S.C
S.C - Day ago
Can't figure why time 11:11 appears on clocks at least 3 times: the first therapy session, asylum flasback and on the time card thing. Any theories? Phillips sort of said two times is a coincidence but we don't think so
David Solomie
David Solomie - Day ago
It's simple. Joker realised that the chain of events that he kickstarted ended with Thomas Wayne's death. He finds it funny that he indirectly killed Thomas.
Pobzify
Pobzify - Day ago
I don't care if Joaquin's Joker is gonna have a face-off with Batman or not, just give us a sequel!!! 😂
Testus Test
Testus Test - Day ago
Thomas Wayne:
"...those of us who´ve made a good life for ourselves will always look at those who haven´t as nothing but clowns"
Bruce Wayne:
"As a man, I'm flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol... as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting."
Joker:
"C´mon, Murray, do I look like the kind of clown who could start a movement?"
Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate - Day ago
It's just a movie, geez. None of it really happened. Just watch it and enjoy.
PolarPhantom
PolarPhantom - 2 days ago
"This is an imaginary story.
"Aren't they all?"
Curlieq55
Curlieq55 - 2 days ago
Well, he can’t be the Joker as Batman’s nemesis because of the age difference between Arthur and Bruce Wayne. I feel that the movie’s real takeaway is how society treats its mentally ill and its lower middle class to poor. Joker was just the vehicle.
Siddhant Upadhyay
Siddhant Upadhyay - 2 days ago
I hope the killings were not a imagination because he is a DC villain for god’s sake
Peter Krug
Peter Krug - 2 days ago
Other than the scene we see early on where Arthur is on Murrays show and Murray hugs him (which I think is pretty obvious just Arthurs fantasy) I assumed every scene in the film was supposed to have really happened. (In the films fictional world, that is.)
DRE Dre
DRE Dre - 2 days ago
Maybe r a k i m' s character inspired the joker
DogeBread
DogeBread - 2 days ago
NOW.
THATS.
NOT.
FUNNY.
arno olv
arno olv - 2 days ago
Then why is this a DC movie if isn’t in anyway related to the Joker.
Joe Second
Joe Second - 2 days ago
Arthur is roughly 35 years older than Bruce in this world. This joker would be 80 by the time Batman is Batman.
oskari lepisto
oskari lepisto - 2 days ago
why cant this movie just be a true story about the 1 and only joker
Daniele Manno
Daniele Manno - 2 days ago
Great video
ShockwaveDawn
ShockwaveDawn - 2 days ago
I was thinking a lot about "Gotham" (the show), where the backstory of the Joker is also presented, but also with the idea that the Joker comes from seeing the events happening around him, rather than actually being part of the events. In "Gotham" the character of Jerome also inspires the people to become "Jokers", and so it's implied - although we never see the actual Joker - that he was influenced by a maniac and so came to be, still without us knowing his actual background.
St Pietro
St Pietro - 2 days ago
This is a really good movie but if they’re not connecting it to the new Batman it was a waste. The problem with the dceu is that they can’t keep an actor and make the movies connect. I hope they reevaluate and connect this with the new Batman movie. I don’t want to have to watch shitty marvel movies
Youngdon Thesauceking
Youngdon Thesauceking - 2 days ago
I don’t get why they wouldn’t continue this joker and create their own universe, to me this is like the true beginning of the dceu. What’s the point of making a joker movie, casting Robert Pattinson as Batman, and showing Batman’s origin story, just to stop it here.
Rolnik Aitmatov
Rolnik Aitmatov - 2 days ago
To be fair, when there was the scene where he was in the police car with the "white room" playing I kinda wanted too to go on a riot
Bąbel
Bąbel - 2 days ago
I honestly, after reading people's theories and having watched the film once, have shifted this way: (because of one detail)

At no point in the story is it mentioned where he actually got his scars. What we know is that he must've acquired them before all the story of The Dark Knight, and essentially every film that comes after Joker (2019). Taking this into consideration, I've come to believe that he is NOT the real Joker. He is one of the possibilities the real Joker's plot could've gone towards.
Let me explain: this film is not the original prequel to the story of the Joker himself, but a parallel prequel in time to the actual prequel that is to come some day. This would explain the director's precise answer, that Joaqin's Joker WILL NOT cross with The Batman in the sequel, because he simply isn't the Joker and will have his parallel storyline, which might, for example, show the escalation of the real Joker's action's, and Arthur taking the blame (his conscience or otherwise), going insane, and ending up locked up because of a MEMBER OF SOCIETY that wanted to show how society is bad, closing the loop because of actually making one of his soulmates suffer in the process. That would've been the joke.. This way, the last scene of Joker (2019) would be situated in time when the chaos starts to spin off some point in time when the actual Joker goes on a killing spree.
Adrian Schneider
Adrian Schneider - 2 days ago
Think about Ben affleck the worst Batman who had no Joker in his movies. Arthur Fleck is a Joke about Ben affleck as Batman and is just a „JOKE“ from the Joker. Behause we Never Heard- of the Name Arthur Fleck. Jack napier is a name i Heard
Fly wie Lubitz
Fly wie Lubitz - 2 days ago
The real joker lives in a society
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