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Will Joaquin Phoenix's Joker top Jared Leto's iteration?

The first look of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker recently dropped, and fans are loving his seemingly creepy take. But even with Phoenix's standalone film, there's a possibility Jared Leto will reprise his iteration in a solo movie too. That's a lot of Joker! While some critics weren't big fans of Leto in "Suicide Squad," there's a legion of fans who think Leto's version is the best. With Phoenix's first look, some have high hopes for him. Do you think Phoenix's Joker will top Leto's iteration?

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Following the first look of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, fans are hyped for the standalone film. He hasn't even shown up in the character's iconic clown makeup yet, but fans are ready for a deep dive into Joker's origins. Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd wrote:

Phoenix’s look — free of clown makeup — is presumably how we first meet the character in the film. But his green shirt and jacket give a nod toward the Joker’s traditional color palette.
Joker is expected to be a standalone origin story that’s not entirely dissimilar to Taxi Driver—and that photo definitely has a Travis Bickle vibe.
“I wouldn’t quite classify this as like any genre,” Phoenix has said of the film. “I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero movie, or a studio movie or a… It feels unique, and I think more then anything, and probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, and 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 uncovered and exposed, and sometimes it isn’t, and so I always felt, like, there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserve the opportunity to be kind of studied. And so I think that’s what Todd sees appealing about this idea.”
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Some critics blasted Jared Leto's version of Joker following Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in "The Dark Knight." Others gave Leto much praise for breathing freshness into the character. Screen Rant's Daniel Falconer wrote:

The film also served as the launch pad for the reinvention of classic DC villain, the Joker. Here he would be played by Jared Leto, with the actor embodying a Joker like none we’d ever seen before in film. Covered in tattoos and unafraid to flash the flesh, many passed judgment on the new Clown Prince of Crime before he had even made an official debut.

Falconer gave us 15 reasons why Leto's version of Joker is the GOAT. Below is the #1 reason!

There’s no denying that Leto’s version of the Joker is one of the most modernized we’ve ever seen, but it’s also fair to say that he’s the closest adaptation of the character from the comic book renditions we’ve seen in the past.
He’s unafraid to suit up, and has the perfect bold green hair, prominently red lips, pointed chin, and black eye makeup. He’s also the closest shape to that of the Joker we’re used to; Leto is slim and tall, reminiscent of those we’ve seen on the page.
What’s magical about the overall finished look, however, is that inspiration has clearly been taken from a number of Joker comic book incarnations, rather than taking just one on board and running with it. Wearing a magenta suit one moment and a tuxedo the next, Leto and those who worked on the film were clearly unafraid to give the Joker their all.
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