Robert Pattinson and Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker won’t be coming face-to-face with Robert Pattinson’s Batman (Picture: Getty)

Robert Pattinson recently sparked speculation that his Batman will come face-to-face with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker in his upcoming superhero movie.

The star is said to have offered up a ‘mundane’ comment about the villain when chatting to Variety earlier this year, before asking for his quote not to be used in the publication’s article.

However, despite getting fans of the franchise all excited, it seems Joker director Todd Phillips is not convinced the two characters will appear in the same film.

And we can’t help but feel somewhat disappointed.

When asked about the rumours, he once again told Variety: ‘No, definitely not.’

However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be another Joker film, as he quickly added: ‘Oddly, in the states, comic books are our Shakespeare it seems, and you can do many many versions of Hamlet.’

Joker premiere
The Joker cast recently attended their Toronto premiere (Picture: WireImage)

The 48-year-old continued: ‘There will be many more Jokers, I’m sure, in the future.’

Todd appeared on the red carpet of the Joker premiere, at the Toronto International Film Festival, on Monday night.

Here he was joined by Joaquin, as well as Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz.

The cast posed for a group picture before the proud director embraced Bradley in front of the cameras.

Bradley Cooper and Joaquin looked excited to be there (Picture: Getty)
Todd Phillips and Cooper embraced on the red carpet (Picture: Reuters)

And while they were locked in each other’s arms, the pair beamed at one another – all dressed to the nines.

The A Star Is Born actor had chosen to wear a black suit and matching tie while Todd was dressed in all grey.

Just last week, the film took home the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.

After winning the award, Todd was full of thanks as he paid tribute to Warner Bros and DC ‘for stepping out of their comfort zone and taking such a bold swing on me and this movie’.

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When it comes to the main man, Joaquin, he said: ‘There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix.

‘Joaquin is the fiercest and brightest and most open-minded lion I know. Thank you for trusting me with your insane talent.’

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