So I'm not super excited for this movie, but I am super excited for a good joker performance for the first time since...
Look, I know everyone loves Heath Ledger's Joker performance like it's the crown jewels, but it's really a terrible joker, and I was never fond of the bumbling mob boss with the bizarre pauses. He was neither intimidating, relatable, understandable... Or even really that good. A completely new character with the name Joker is not what I want.
That's essentially what Suicide Squad did, but more "how cam we make the Joker completely sadistic and nothing else" which also completely failed. Jack Nicholson's Joker looked the part, but if you've seen Burton's Batman, you'll be very well aware why he also misses the mark. Sometimes rather drastically.
This may be the first time we get an honestly good Joker portrayal, and I could think of no actor who could do it better. But will it be good? No idea. Not counting LEGO films the last thing I watched in theaters was Avengers.
Ah, but Batman's coming.
They probably want to test this new approach with the Joker alone and add Batman into the mix if it sticks. We already know who's playing him, too.