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  • Todd Phillips set out to create something different from Marvel with Joker. 1 / 9

  • “You can’t beat Marvel – it’s a giant behemoth. Let’s do something they can’t do." 2 / 9

  • Marvel is known for its large, interconnecting stories, while Joker is a standalone film. 3 / 9

  • Phillips has said that Phoenix's Joker won't crossover into Matt Reeves' The Batman. 4 / 9

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  • It's been reported that Phillips brought the idea to do other standalone films. 5 / 9

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  • Joker is already receiving excellent reviews. 6 / 9

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  • The film won the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. 7 / 9

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  • Joker releases on Oct. 4. 8 / 9

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