Do we need a standalone Joker movie?
No, not exactly.
But if a movie studio is going to cash in on one of the most iconic villains in history, getting Joaquin Pheonix to play him is off to a wonderful start.
Add in a supporting cast that includes everyone from Robert De Niro to Mark Maron to Zazie Beetz of Atlanta fame and you might just have something special. (And a little weird.)
And to give you even more optimism, Warner Bros. just released the first official look at the new Joker in full makeup and it may or may not give you nightmares. You've been warned.