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Why the World is Obsessed with The Joker?

RUSSIA, ST.PETERSBURG - MAY 05, 2018: Epic Con 2018. Smiling Joker. Close-up. Character DC. - Image

The wild box office success for Joker starring fellow Latinx actor Joaquin Phoenix no doubt proves the world’s obsession for this mad, villainous character. But why? Insider takes a look at the historical evolution of the Joker while analyzing its “phases” based on the time periods he was created from. From Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill, Heath Ledger, and now Phoenix, the role of the Joker seems to “constantly change and evolve to reflect our various fears.”

Vivian Wang

Vivian is a travel enthusiast and food connoisseur living in New York City. Her curiosity and passion for languages and culture has taken her across eight countries over the past year. When not working, you can find her meandering in art museums or sampling food at the street markets.

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