DC’s Joker broke records just after coming to theaters. It easily became one of the highest grossing movies of the year. Joaquin Phoenix have enchanted the fans with his acting brilliance in Joker. The movie had been a topic of discussion long before it’s release. Therefore, it was one of the most awaited movies of the year. Even after its release, Joker still continues to rule discussions among movie buffs. But the current topic of discussion is about Joker’s ending.
Was it all real?
Fans are still busy theorizing Joker’s ending. Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) ends up in a mental institution at the end of the movie. This has created confusion and doubts among the viewers. Some say that Joker did not exist and the movie’s story was just a twisted narration of Arthur Fleck’s to his psychiatrist. Meanwhile, others believe that Arthur was indeed the Joker and that he murdered Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) on live television. According to these fans, the murder of the T.V. host disturbed Gotham City and Fleck ended up in the mental asylum.
Let the Audience Decide
The makers of the movie of the, director Todd Phillips and Scott Silver wanted the viewers to take different views about Joker’s ending. They had intended the fans to create questions and answer it themselves. Phillips confirmed this in an interview with ComicBook.com. He said that the uncertainty of the movie created an “element of fun” among the audience.
Phoenix has his own Theory
Joker star Joaquin Phoenix, agrees with the makers on leaving the audience questioning the ending. But he also has his own theories about what happened to Arthur Fleck. He said that he liked to believe that Arthur was really the Joker and everything that happened in the movie was real. In his opinion, Joker is not a twisted tale created by Arthur Fleck’s imagination.