DC Comics reveals new artwork from THREE JOKERS

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Give us a grin: DC Direct announces a new line of JOKER statues

During last weekend’s New York Toy Fair 2020 there was a huge amount of new DC pieces on show for fans to feast their eyes upon. During the weekend DC announced that it will be bringing back the DC Direct label for it’s collectibles and confirmed a brand new line of Joker statues!

The Joker Clown Prince of Crime is a series of 7-inch statues featuring Batman’s most iconic and fearsome villain. This new array of intricately sculpted statues is the perfect companion series to DC Direct’s long-running Batman Black & White statue line and its other popular character-based statue line, Harley Quinn Red, White & Black.

Considering how influential and beloved his Batman: The Killing Joke is, it’s certainly appropriate that the first statue of the series would be The Joker by Brian Bolland. Readers familiar with The Killing Joke will instantly recognize the iconic image of the Clown Prince of Crime in a state of utter madness with both hands clutching his face in mania. Set to be released in November 2020, The Joker by Brian Bolland will be released alongside a Batman Black & White statue by Brian Bolland as well, allowing fans to truly see how well these two lines of statues will complement each other.

Following Bolland, the next statue will be The Joker by Jim Lee, which was previously released in the Batman Black & White line. Lee’s statue can now be seen for the first time in full color, appropriate for a character as flashy as the Joker. Lee’s original Joker hasn’t been released since 2009, allowing fans who missed out the first time around a chance to get their hands on this rare collectible again.

The third statue that was announced at New York Toy Fair is The Joker by Lee Bermejo. Also previously seen in the Batman Black & White series, this statue is now seen in full color for the first time as well. Based on the best-selling Joker graphic novel by Bermejo and writer Brian Azzarello, this is a much more grounded and gritty take on the villain, and features a more subdued color palette.

With the recent milestone announcement of DC Direct’s 100th Batman Black & White statue, Batman by Todd McFarlane, celebrated at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, there was no question that adding this additional 1:10 scale statue line was a fantastic idea.

“Given the success of our Batman Black & white line, it only makes sense to do a line on his arch nemesis,” said DC Direct Creative Director, Jim Fletcher.

Over the years DC Direct hopes to utilize its direct access to some of the best artists and designers in the comic world as a way to pay homage to the character by celebrating the many different interpretations of the Joker and his many unforgettable moments in vibrant hues of purple and green.

Look for the first statue by Brian Bolland in your local comic shop or online this November!

For more on DC Direct’s Toy Fair 2020 reveals, including new Batman Black & White, Batman: The Adventures Continue and Harley Quinn Red, White & Black statues and action figures, click here.


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DC COMICS celebrates THE JOKER and CATWOMAN with 80th anniversary masks

DC Comics knows how to celebrate an anniversary. In recent years both Action Comics and Detective Comics have celebrated landmark 1000th issues. The Dark Knight himself, Batman, has celebrated his 80th birthday and most recently Wonder Woman celebrated its 750th issue.

Coming up in 2020 we have the 80th anniversaries for two of Batman’s biggest foes: The Joker and Catwoman. Both characters are celebrating their anniversary with 100-page spectacular’s and now DC has debuted artwork for character masks which will be available in comic book stores for both characters.

Which Joker’s face will you wear this April for #TheJoker80? And which iconic image of Catwoman will you use to celebrate #Catwoman80?

For the Catwoman masks, scheduled to arrive in stores the same day as the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-page Super Spectacular #1 on April 15, Ryan Sook reinterpreted the work of these superstar artists:

  • Bruce Timm
  • Jim Aparo
  • Darwyn Cooke
  • Joëlle Jones

For The Joker masks, scheduled to arrive in stores the same day as the The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-page Super Spectacular #1 on April 29, Ryan Sook reinterpreted the work of these superstar artists:
 

  • Bruce Timm
  • Frank Miller
  • Neal Adams
  • Greg Capullo

The Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a 100-Page, Prestige format one-shot comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comics retailers and digital retailers on April 15, 2020. The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a 100-page, Prestige format one-shot comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comics retailers and digital retailers on April 29, 2020.


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Zazie Beetz is open to a JOKER sequel

This week see’s Joker arrive on home video here in the UK, the Warner Bros. film is also celebrating a double win at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony in the US.

On the red carpet at The Oscars MTV News spoke with actress Zazie Beetz about whether she would be open to returning to Todd Phillips bleak DC landscape for a sequel.

“I don’t know if it needs one,” said Beetz. “There is a lot of strength in not milking something. Honestly, I feel like Todd would be the person to [make a sequel] tastefully. If he felt it needed one. I really trust him. He’s really creative and smart. So sure.”

Here’s the full interview clip from MTV:

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!


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JOKER hits DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD in the UK today!

After a triumphant night at The Oscars last night, today is the day that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Joker on DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK.

You can grab your copy now from the Warner Bros. Shop complete with a limited edition poster!

Special Features and Technical Specs include:

  • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Joker: Vision & Fury – Featuerette
  • Becoming Joker – Featuerette
  • Please Welcome… Joker! – Featuerette
  • Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos – Featuerette
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, and French subtitles for the main feature

It was recently announced that Warner Bros. is taking Hildur Guđnadóttir’s stunning – and award winning – score from the film on a UK tour. You can grab your tickets now.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!


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JOKER concert tour set to hit UK in Spring

If, like us, you sat through Warner Bros. Joker and loved the beautifully haunting score by Hildur Guđnadóttir then we have some incredibly exciting news for you.

Joker will be returning to the big screen, only this time it will be in select theatres and concert halls across the UK alongside a full orchestra performing the score.

The tour launches in London’s Eventim Apollo on April 30 before heading out on a jaunt across the UK.

“I’m thrilled to get to see and hear Joker in the cinema with a live orchestra. When we recorded the music, the orchestra brought such depth and detailed attention to the performances that we were all literally holding our breaths during most of the recording sessions. It was a beautiful trip. I’m so happy to get to go there again and for an audience to experience that too,” Guðnadóttir told Deadline.

Director Todd Phillips added, “I speak for the entire Joker team when I say how thrilled we are to be working with Senbla and Ollie Rosenblatt on Joker – Live in Concert. I think it’s a wonderful way for audiences to experience Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s haunting and immersive score while bearing witness to Joaquin Phoenix’s descent into madness as Arthur.”

The full tour dates are as follows:

Thur 30 Apr – Eventim Apollo, London
Fri 15 May –Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat 16 May – Bonus Arena, Hull
Sun 17 May – York Barbican
Sun 21 Jun – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wed 24 Jun – Sheffield City Hall
Thur 25 Jun – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sun 28 Jun – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mon 29 Jun – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Tue 30 Jun – Bath Forum
Wed 1 Jul – Brighton Dome
Thu 2 Jul – Poole Lighthouse
Sun 5 Jul – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Mon 6 Jul – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Ticketmaster has presale tickets on sale now, general sale goes live 10am on Friday, 7th February. A European and world tour is expected to be announced at a later date.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!


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James’ Top Harley Quinn Moments

There is no denying that Harley Quinn has soared in terms of popularity since her first appearance in 1992. 28 years ago. Since her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, Harleen Quinzel has dominated the super villain world, despite being Joker’s accomplice and occasional pain in the neck.

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ICYMI: JOKER wins three BAFTA awards, loses top honour to 1917

eOne’s (and Universal outside the UK) 1917 was the big winner at Sunday’s BAFTA awards ceremony here in London. The film took home seven of the nine prizes it was nominated for including the top honour of Best Film.

1917 was also handed awards for Best British Film, Best Director for Sam Mendes, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Warner Bros. Joker was nominated in a record 11 categories and was able to walk away with three prizes on the night. Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir picked up another award for her outstanding score for the film and now has Oscar glory in her sights.

Joker also picked up the new award for its cast. The new category aims to highlight the work of casting departments across the industry who bring together the amazing casts we regularly see on the big screen.

Joaquin Phoenix also walked away with the prize for Leading Actor, further cementing his chances at taking the top acting prize at next week’s Oscars ceremony.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!


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JOKER lands on digital services in the UK today!

Today Warner Bros. Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, begins its UK home video roll out. As of now the film is available to purchase on digital platforms with a physical release to follow on February 10.

Special Features and Technical Specs include:

  • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Joker: Vision & Fury – Featuerette
  • Becoming Joker – Featuerette
  • Please Welcome… Joker! – Featuerette
  • Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos – Featuerette
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, and French subtitles for the main feature

Joker is currently tipped for huge success at the BAFTAs following a swathe of awards for Joaquin Phoenix and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!


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