It seemed for years that Joaquin Phoenix would never consider being a part of a comic book adaptation but to our surprise, he actually did appear in an episode of Superboy as a Herculean high schooler and is also known to pass on two different roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was the new Hulk followed by Doctor Strange and then Joker came into the picture to change his destiny.
The now 46-year-old’s performance of Arthur Fleck earned him his first-ever Academy Award wherein he played the character of a mentally disturbed aspiring comedian. Moreover, Todd Phillips’ bleak 2019 psychological thriller really paid off well for him after waiting for so long for the right comic book.
In addition to that, it highly seems unlikely for Joaquin Phoenix to say no to any Kevin Feige and co. call henceforth, considering his billion-dollar blockbuster achievement which was technically a superhero movie other than the capes aspect. Thus, it is certain that he can follow the footsteps of other Oscar-winners such as Mahershala Ali, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, and many others who later joined the MCU.
Here are five MCU characters who seem to be perfect for Joaquin Phoenix’s taste and ability.
- Kraven The Hunter