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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Producer Interested in Different Batman Villain Spinoff Film.

Mr. Freeze hasn’t had a live-action big screen appearance since Batman & Robin, so there’s plenty of opportunity for the villain to make a comeback with a new gritty portrayal in the style of Joker. Batman: The Animated Series is well known for re-creating some of the most iconic Batman comics moments on television and adapting its approach to Mr. Freeze could be a great starting point for a solo movie featuring the character.

Mr. Freeze, aka Victor Fries, is best known for dabbling with cryogenic technology, which could provide some interesting stories for the character by taking a modern perspective. Addiitionally, the tragic loss of Mr. Freeze’s wife could translate to a very compelling and emotional take on the big screen if done right.

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CBR reports that Joker producer, Michael E. Uslan, recently participated in an online panel for Wizard World, during which he commented on the potential for a Mr. Freeze live-action movie:

During the “Batman to Joker” panel, Uslan stated that the live-action villain approach that Todd Phillips used for Joker could potentially be used for other villains as well. Uslan’s personal choice was for a Mr. Freeze film, saying:

“One of my favorite episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, which I love, absolutely love, dealt with Mr. Freeze and the loss of his wife. The empathy, the emotions that that created, I could see [making a movie].”

Uslan’s background is firmly entrenched in Batman lore and he has served as a producer on multiple Batman universe films, including the upcoming The Batman, so his ideas have a decent chance to reach the execs at Warner Bros. and DC. Rumors of a Joker sequel or a series of villain focused films have been thrown around lately, but whether they will fit in to Warner Bros. development plans is yet to be seen.

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