Todd Phillips’ Joker is finally out in theaters after months of anticipation. However, the film has been met with mixed reviews, with some fans and critics blown away by Joaquin Phoenix’s performance, and some unimpressed with the movie's violence.
But luckily for the cast and crew behind Joker, they have the support of one celebrity fan, and he fortunately has major clout. ComicBook.com reports that Mark Hamill, who is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, tweeted his thoughts about the film this week.
The 68-year-old actor wrote, “The #JokerMovie opens today. The awesome Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips & Scott Silver brilliantly reimagine the character as never seen before! 2 thumbs up from that old-school, comic book version... me.”
In the tweet, Hamill references his voice role as the Clown Prince of Crime, which began with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. With his followings from both the Star Wars and the DC fandoms, Hamill’s support is just the positive press that the film needs, especially after Todd Phillips’ controversial comments about “woke culture” were released this week.
Despite the backlash, Joker is still at a 91% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. We will see if that number continues to rise or fall as the weeks unfold.