Joker Director Finally Explains That Last Crucial Scene

Arthur Fleck's biggest joke just might be the one he pulled on you. Joker director Todd Phillips recently made a few very interesting comments to the Los Angeles Times about the final scene of the movie comments that imply a bizarre truth about the story being presented. In case that's not warning enough, be advised that major spoilers for Joker lie ahead.
Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur is depicted early and often as having a tenuous grip on reality. The film eventually lets on that it's not always clear which events are fantasy and which are reality not to the audience, and presumably not to Arthur.
At the end, Arthur is seen with his psychiatrist in Arkham State Hospital after he has apparently killed his mother, incited a riot, shot Murray Franklin on live television, and escaped from police custody with the help of his clown-masked followers. As the shrink attempts to question him, Arthur simply laughs, telling her that she wouldn't get the joke. According to Phillips, it's this particular laugh that might hold a clue about the true nature of the story that just unfolded. He explained,
"That laugh in that scene is really the only time he laughs genuinely. There are different laughs in the movie. There is the laugh from Arthur's affliction and then there is his fake laugh when he's trying to be 'one of the people,' which is my favorite laugh. But at the end, when he's in the room at Arkham State Hospital, that's his only genuine laugh in the movie."
Why is that, exactly? Well, perhaps because in the end, the joke is on us, the audience. Phillips has said that one of the main influences on his film was The Killing Joke, the acclaimed 1988 graphic novel in which the Joker says that if he must have a past, he, quote, "[prefers] it to be multiple choice." The director made a direct allusion to this dialogue in suggesting that as many fans have speculated Arthur Fleck might not necessarily be who we think he is. Phillips said,
"There are lots of ways you could look at this movie. You could look at it and go, 'This is just one of his multiple-choice stories. None of it happened.' I don't want to say what it is. But a lot of people I've shown it to have said, 'Oh, I get it he's just made up a story. The whole movie is the joke. It's this thing this guy in Arkham Asylum concocted. He might not even be the Joker.'"
Phillips went on to state outright that the man who will become Batman's nemesis may simply be in the background somewhere, watching all of these events play out. He said,
"Maybe Joaquin's character inspired the Joker. You don't really know. His last line in the movie is, 'You wouldn't get it.' There's a lot going on in there that's interesting."
Phoenix himself also explained that Joker can be seen not so much as a straightforward narrative, but as a series of suggestions. Keep watching the video to see that the Joker director finally explains that last crucial scene!
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  1. Looper

    Looper4 muaj më parë

    How much of Joker do you think really happened in the movie? Which parts?

  2. Dantes230

    Dantes2308 ditë më parë

    Joseph Bernard nope. Overanalysis paralysis. Wrong. He read batman and thinks he is the joker, but kills the psych, and dances like in his 'delusion' . Riiight

  3. Dantes230

    Dantes2308 ditë më parë

    AEWFans he is in the asylum. They WASH inmates ofc his hair isn t green and no mask. This is an R rates movie what are kids doing here?

  4. Dantes230

    Dantes2308 ditë më parë

    All. You are wrong, this video is wrong. He is the joker, they never said he is not. He kills the psych at the end ( bloody footprints ) .. same dance.. it's real. He is the joker.

  5. Dantes230

    Dantes2308 ditë më parë

    Joker almost made as much money as Endgame with 15% the budget and it being R rated. Highest grossing R movie in history. Boom facts

  6. oasisbeyond

    oasisbeyond9 ditë më parë


  7. Lana Khader

    Lana Khader21 orë më parë

    I think it’s dumb when their like well it might not even be real or he might not even be so and so like can we just have a movie where someone is actually who we think we are damn I’m to stupid for the other shit

  8. Maitri

    Maitri3 ditë më parë

    The joke’s on him as I will never see another of his films.

  9. James Jones

    James Jones3 ditë më parë

    Joker created batman so lets get to filming now we got a good batman story now

  10. Airehcaz

    Airehcaz5 ditë më parë

    I really, really, really, really hope they don’t make that story a depiction of delusion or something just made up by Arthur. I hope even more, Arthur becomes the real Joker that antagonizes Batman. I’ll be quite disappointed if that’s not the case.

  11. KhataarFelMataar

    KhataarFelMataar5 ditë më parë

    A bit late but, there is too much order in character development for this to be a mere lunatic's fantasy.

  12. Name_

    Name_6 ditë më parë

    I think he is The Joker. The scene at the end perhaps reveals that he has been telling this story to the psychiatrist- and it may or not be completely true - because that's what The Joker would do, as he prefers his past to be multiple choice. Plus, the character is better with some mystery.

  13. Dantes230

    Dantes2308 ditë më parë

    He is the joker, they never said he is not. He kills the psych at the end ( bloody footprints ) .. same dance.. it's real. He is the joker.

  14. Dantes230

    Dantes2308 ditë më parë

    He laughs because of the story, which is true, its conclusion, or the fact that he can and does escape at his whim killing the psychiatrist in the process

  15. oasisbeyond

    oasisbeyond9 ditë më parë

    The Joke is on us... We are all delusional like him... Wake up people :) We are all fighting with theories that don't exist. Yeah, I'm late for the show :)

  16. Pingas

    Pingas10 ditë më parë

    I love how DC went for a more non-action kind of movie unlike *cough* marvel *cough. Joker is definitely one of the best movies of 2019.

  17. Grarder

    Grarder11 ditë më parë

    This is exactly why there should be no sequel! It let it up to the viewers interpretation and there's no right or wrong answer. What ever theory you want to believe is as possible as any other. I thought it was perfect just as is.

  18. Kingship LLC

    Kingship LLC11 ditë më parë

    You're right it's not real it's a movie none of it's real

  19. Excess Triangles

    Excess Triangles11 ditë më parë

    Maybe the joker will defeat Superman next time with the help of hobbits so then Star Wars wouldn’t start beating pikachu Fakts

  20. Zach Dimick

    Zach Dimick14 ditë më parë

    He really had the last laugh

  21. Starseed O

    Starseed O14 ditë më parë

    Is it wrong that I want to sleep with joker 🙄

  22. donniecatalano

    donniecatalano14 ditë më parë

    I will never understand why these things need to be explained. Is the general public becoming dumber or what!?!

  23. Da Main Mane

    Da Main Mane15 ditë më parë

    I'm so confused,besides this origin,the only origin we have on Joker is him falling into some goo-like unknown substance and he crawls out laughing...And Arthur influenced his style???A style that is potentially all in his head???Then there's an even more bizarre origin of the real "comic book"Joker who actually knows he's in a comic book and that becomes the reason he goes madly insane🤦🏿‍♂️idk...

  24. Anon B

    Anon B16 ditë më parë

    The joke is that they smuggled in an arthouse film right under the noses of the franchise junkies.

  25. Please Help

    Please Help16 ditë më parë

    “which is my favorite laugh” GIRL SAME- first time I heard that high pitched ring of a laugh I lost it

  26. Clayton L

    Clayton L16 ditë më parë

    How could the joker be an adult when Bruce was a kid and not be old af by the time Bruce is Batman?

  27. Jamie Early

    Jamie Early16 ditë më parë

    That character that followed the Waynes into the ally becomes the Joker. So Arthur created/inspired/motivated the Joker.

  28. Andrew Tempalski

    Andrew Tempalski16 ditë më parë

    A dread pirate Roberts situation.

  29. Domenic Torreto

    Domenic Torreto17 ditë më parë

    If they did all this, just to show some other person being influenced by JOKERS become the 'next' JOKER....I am out. That would be the best way for DC to lose their fan base and destroy this incredible foundation of a story they have started. Marvel; look out!

  30. Kimchicracker

    Kimchicracker18 ditë më parë

    I think it could be that Arthur just wanted a father like Thomas Wayne, just like he fantasizes about Murray saying nice things about him in the beginning. But it is really open to interpretation. A true classic that leaves us all guessing. If Phoenix doesn’t win an Oscar it would be a travesty.

  31. sksigil

    sksigil19 ditë më parë

    The first joke he told on murrays stage "knock, knock - its the police-" shows you how dark jokers sense of humour is. So why would he laugh at the end of the movie, and why would it cut to Thomas Waynes death? My theory is that Waynes death is funny to Joker. He hated Wayne for telling him he was adopted and that his mother was a liar and he probably wanted to kill him regardless of whether it was the truth or not. But he didn't, instead someone else who looked like him killed Wayne AND said the same line Joker said to Murray before he killed him on stage. So people were going to believe it WAS him who murdered Wayne. AND the real killer left his son, Bruce Wayne alive - Wayne said he would kill joker if he touched his son. And Bruce ends up an orphan, possibly even adopted just like the joker. It is all ironically dark and twisted. I think if he found out the way Wayne died, it would be hilarious to the joker. And no I don't think he is the real joker, but I do think he was a real character in Gotham and did really influence events. That's my 2 cents (LOL)

  32. Brett Haynes

    Brett Haynes19 ditë më parë

    How does the age gap work If he’s the Joker who becomes Batman’s nemesis?

  33. Chris Devlin

    Chris Devlin21 ditë më parë

    No shit...there's scene when he goes to the mental hospital and asks how someone ends up here...having already been one picked up on this ?

  34. timothy fain

    timothy fain25 ditë më parë

    I really enjoyed this movie but anytime that there is a surreal moment or subtlety its undermined by treating the audience like they aren't getting the disingenuous nature of Arthur's psyche and the ending too felt like beating a dead horse and a cop out of making an actual ending in my opinion it would've been much more impactful to just end it with him dancing on the car.

  35. timothy fain

    timothy fain25 ditë më parë

    Also if you didnt come to the conclusion that Arthur's an unreliable narrator and that he might not be the joker by yourself you are kind of a dum-dum

  36. deadblood 4115

    deadblood 411527 ditë më parë

    If this ain't the start of a new universe I'm gonna be really pissed off cause he's my favorite joker

  37. deadblood 4115

    deadblood 411527 ditë më parë

    @Gotham Protector yyaaaaaaayyy 😁

  38. Gotham Protector

    Gotham Protector27 ditë më parë

    The sequel will definitely be coming.

  39. NOT Omar

    NOT Omar27 ditë më parë

    The riots and him shooting Murray are real, when he laughs in the audience of the stand up show it was fantasy as no one called him out. When he was on live TV many people reacted negatively, when he was in the back of the cruiser the cops reacted negatively. Some parts are fantasy but the riots and him killing Murray were not.

  40. Ramp Shark

    Ramp Shark28 ditë më parë

    Kill The Rich! Childhood is idealizing Batman, Adulthood is when you realize that the Joker makes more sense! Especially in this movie that shows how rich greedy capitalists are un compassionate assholes!

  41. Sonically Sound

    Sonically SoundMuaj më parë

    I think he's just hyping it up to make the movie more interesting.

  42. Fousrin

    FousrinMuaj më parë

    A lot of people seem to be pissed off with the “it never happened” ending, but the point that Phillips has constantly reiterated is that this ending is up to interpretation. He never said “yeah, none of it happened,” he just said that he’s heard other people say that. So if you think that everything shown truly happened, then, for all intended purposes, it all happened.

  43. Critical Sh!t Entertainment

    Critical Sh!t EntertainmentMuaj më parë

    I think it's all real, except for the relationship with the girl. Also, I think the laugh at the end is genuine because he really does find what happened to him funny. + The thing about there not being a sequel where he fights Batman is probably because Bruce looks around 10 years old at most here, meaning atleast 10 years for Batman to even exist.

  44. lastpme

    lastpmeMuaj më parë

    Great 👍🏿 movie.

  45. Jeri Lyn

    Jeri LynMuaj më parë

    just brilliant!!!!

  46. Matt Albert

    Matt AlbertMuaj më parë

    For all the idiots saying this isn't a DC Films movie are morons. It was Produced by DC Films. Google it

  47. Gary M

    Gary MMuaj më parë

    I dont get why people have such a hard time understanding different interpretations. Why are folk so obsessed with "the real joker?" So obsessed with black and white, batman v joker blandness...

  48. Zeynep Unsal

    Zeynep UnsalMuaj më parë

    Maybe Arthur is the father of the joker

  49. knoble1985

    knoble1985Muaj më parë

    The proof is in the title i suppose!

  50. colleen mcnally

    colleen mcnallyMuaj më parë

    Nope he is the joker and he has clown things and does kill people not a harmless man I'm mental ward in his imaginary world. That would mean he didn't ever need to act it out his own mind is satisfied in his own room. Like to think as it happens for real.

  51. Erika

    ErikaMuaj më parë

    wait but.. Joker and Batman are half-brothers

  52. Trevor G

    Trevor GMuaj më parë

    I feel like the laugh after he kills Murray was genuine

  53. Absybad

    AbsybadMuaj më parë

    _The Biggest Joke of The Movie Is That The Movie Itself Is A Joke._

  54. John Wright

    John WrightMuaj më parë

    Scenes of him wearing the brown jacket is fake. Surely im not the only one who noticed this

  55. John Wright

    John WrightMuaj më parë

    I read where that the scenes where joker uses his left hand is fake and the right hand is real. But what about the brown jacket my peoples. It appears alot is true, alot is fake. The joker created Batman and the Batman is a rich prick according to the Jokers perspective but let's not be manipulated to believe evil. If this is a version of the real joker than regardless or not that the Batman turns into a rich prick defending justice. The joker is still a sick, dimented, murderer

  56. John Wright

    John WrightMuaj më parë

    This is easy. Everything is the movie where joker wears a brown jacket is fake. Everything else is real

  57. Brantley Smith

    Brantley SmithMuaj më parë

    No!!! This is the realest joker ever portrayed or even written about!!! Jack Nicholson's doesn't even compare!

  58. Erik Freeman

    Erik FreemanMuaj më parë

    I prefer to think he is the real joker

  59. TheJonas973

    TheJonas973Muaj më parë

    Personally, I feel the fact that the movie has you think a little for yourself is a good part of its appeal. It leaves a bit to the imagination rather than just being clear cut, just the way Joker would want it I think. But my take on the ending was yes everything happened except him killing her at the end which is what he was laughing about and explains why she "wouldn't get it"

  60. chibulls 1

    chibulls 1Muaj më parë

    Let me save you 4 minutes. It might be fake.

  61. brian janson

    brian jansonMuaj më parë

    Thank god Todd Phillips isn't going to merge this world with Batman. This movie is a serious drama like Taxi Driver.

  62. Fausta Castaneda

    Fausta CastanedaMuaj më parë

    Could you introduce me as Joker? Definitely not!

  63. Redstar2613

    Redstar2613Muaj më parë

    5 minutes ago I thought this was the best movie of 2019... now it's the most disappointing movie I've ever seen. I wish I never watched this video...

  64. Zalazar

    ZalazarMuaj më parë

    Great movie, good luck making a sequel tho

  65. Destroyer Vids

    Destroyer VidsMuaj më parë

    0:46 u forgot killing randal

  66. kate

    kateMuaj më parë

    what an ingenious story-a good adult movie with great acting.

  67. Joe Felice

    Joe FeliceMuaj më parë

    Joker’s only real laugh is right after he shoot’s Murray.

  68. tom slick

    tom slickMuaj më parë

    None . The clock tells us that