There might be a lot of anticipation building up over The Joker from DC fans, but there's also been a lot of controversy surrounding the movie. While the film has received quite a number of excellent reviews from critics, some are concerned that the gritty character study of a disturbed comic book villain may very well incite acts of violence.
Speaking in an interview with The Wrap,The Joker director Todd Phillips has decided to address the controversy, saying that the far left can sound much like the far right when it fits the agenda that they have.
"I think it's because outrage is a commodity, I think it's something that has been a commodity for a while," Phillips explained in his interview with the entertainment news outlet, "What's outstanding to me in this discourse in this movie is how easily the far left can sound like the far right when it suits their agenda. It's really been eye-opening for me."
While those in the far left are concerned about the potential violence that may come after seeing The Joker, they haven't really complained about the violence that may come as the result of watching things from Marvel like Avengers: Infinity War, or Avengers: Endgame. Sure, the Clown Prince of Crime may be a nihilistic psychopath, but Thanos is equally as problematic with his belief that he has to bring balance to the universe by killing off half of its living population.
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Joker premieres on October 4, 2019.