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  • Prior to Joker, Todd Phillips was known for his comedies. 1 / 9

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  • He has now explained how "woke culture" resulted in him making Joker. 2 / 9

  • “Go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture,” he said... 3 / 9

  • ... before explaining how "funny guys" are afraid of offending others... 4 / 9

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  • ... and that he believes comedy should be "irreverent." 5 / 9

  • In searching for a new way to be irreverent without comedy... 6 / 9

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  • Phillips decided upon Joker, as he then thought... 7 / 9

  • ... "'let’s take the comic book movie universe and turn it on its head with this.'" 8 / 9

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