Film Theory: The Joker Is Not Real (Joker 2019 Spoiler Free)

  • Published: 08 September 2019
  • Get yourself some NEW Theory Wear!! ►

    This year we are getting a seemingly brand new take on the classic Batman villain, the Joker. This version stars Joaquin Phoenix as a failed comedian named Arthur Fleck - a new name for the old character. People are saying it's a whole new origin story for the Joker and I think that's true... but maybe not in the way most people are thinking. I think this Joker is not actually REAL! What do I mean? You're about to find out!

    SUBSCRIBE for More Film Theory! ►

    #Joker #Joker2019 #JoaquinPhoenix #JokerTrailer #TheJoker #DC #Theory #FilmTheory #Matpat

    Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
    Get Your 30 Day Free Trial Now ►

    How Disney RUINED Han Solo! ►
    How Luke Will Die! (Star Wars) ►
    Rey's Parents SOLVED! (Star Wars) ►
    The Emoji Movie is ILLEGAL! ►►
    Don’t Fly to Mordor!! ►►

    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Zach Stewart
    Editors: Dan "Cybert" Seibert, BanditRants, and Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • Movies Movies

Comments • 9 594

  • PartyGawd
    PartyGawd  44 minutes back

    I can't wait to see the next theory on this new joker movie

    • Move Advisor
      Move Advisor  58 minutes back

      I saw the movie and your wrong on all accounts! The movie is so deeper then what you think it will be. Easily the best movie I’ve ever seen.

      • Kasey Combs
        Kasey Combs  2 hours back

        15:00 it’s midnight, MatPat. You didn’t have to make me through my phone

        • Waluigi Is the best
          Waluigi Is the best  2 hours back

          Gamers rise up

          • RageFire
            RageFire  2 hours back

            does the movie got that pencil magic trick though?

            • Emperor Orthopox
              Emperor Orthopox  2 hours back

              He was called Arthur White in some of the earlier comics

              • GiantsJack
                GiantsJack  2 hours back

                great vid, hope u were right

                • GiantsJack
                  GiantsJack  2 hours back

                  jesus, i'm a schizo. i'm the joker. thanks!

                  • Jacob Weaver
                    Jacob Weaver  3 hours back

                    I am IN LOVE with the shot of Joker preparing to walk on stage and the curtain is in front of him

                    • Cyrus The Great
                      Cyrus The Great  3 hours back

                      MatPat this theory is gonna flop because it's DC and the movie is called JOKER.

                      • Freetimer
                        Freetimer  3 hours back

                        Poison Ivy asks Harley Quinn-“Who are you dating?”
                        Harley Quinn responds with - 0:41

                        • Psyifinotic
                          Psyifinotic  3 hours back

                          its already been confirmed in one of the reviews

                          • Dev'sAdvocate
                            Dev'sAdvocate  3 hours back

                            “The worst part of having a mental illness is that people expect you to act as if you don’t.”

                            I felt that.

                            • Cactus The Bad The Lucky Cowboy

                              When i clicked on this video, the ad i got was the Joker trailer

                              • The real AUDEL
                                The real AUDEL  4 hours back

                                It’s stupid, joker is a great fighter, smart and great at tricking and twisting people, they’re making an autistic joker in this movie

                                • Oh Shoot
                                  Oh Shoot  4 hours back

                                  Dang I got a joker ad during the video

                                  • lilzues4335
                                    lilzues4335  4 hours back

                                    maybe he is imagining his life as terrible so he thinks that what he is doing is justifiably because he thinks he is a victim of circumstance

                                    • Yune
                                      Yune  6 hours back

                                      for some reason I believe everything you said might be true

                                      • Dan Reaper
                                        Dan Reaper  6 hours back

                                        Here's my theory about the joker movie. I'm going to buy a ticket and watch it and see how it ends LOL

                                        • Ertürk Ersöz
                                          Ertürk Ersöz  7 hours back

                                          You are correct. Just watch the video of intervention of Joaquin Phoenix:

                                          • Caio R
                                            Caio R  7 hours back

                                            You clearly hasn't researched enough. They've made it quite clear that the Joker in this movie has a real life disease that makes people laugh uncontrolably at any time...

                                            • Judy ThatzIt
                                              Judy ThatzIt  7 hours back

                                              I’ve been on Tik Tok so much I just tried to double click the video to give it a like 🤦🏽‍♀️

                                              • DJ N
                                                DJ N  8 hours back

                                                Oh God, the SNARK...please...
                                                You had Zack Snyder and you couldn’t handle him...FFS. Such amazing blindness

                                                • Natural Bae Love it!
                                                  Natural Bae Love it!  8 hours back

                                                  Can you see Child’s play old vs child’s play new

                                                  • Jon Ross Campbell
                                                    Jon Ross Campbell  8 hours back

                                                    His laugh is a tic, already been explained.

                                                    • Knox Bros
                                                      Knox Bros  9 hours back

                                                      Thing is this is probably true but that wouldn’t be his name because even the joker doesn’t know his own name

                                                      • RMGLEXu
                                                        RMGLEXu  10 hours back

                                                        @The Film Theorists hey buddy I can see ur point but if he isn't real (as a joker) then what is "Batman Dark Knight" about? the joker in there seems to be really similar, and we do know that the dark knight joker was real and this joker movie is basically him(joker) in the beginning of his infamous crime life. So if the joker from DK is real and this joker movie is the joker from DK but In the beginning then how is he not real??

                                                        anyways im kinda mad b/c u ruined my hype for the movie

                                                        • Валера Дзасежев

                                                          *7 things out of a big list of symptoms being correct*
                                                          Matt: It's almost an exact match!

                                                          I'm sorry but what?

                                                          • unmarkedX
                                                            unmarkedX  11 hours back

                                                            I hope you’re wrong . This would be totally gay

                                                            • J.K. Benedict
                                                              J.K. Benedict  11 hours back

                                                              Gotta say, I agree with you EXCEPT that "The USUAL SUSPECTS" is *hands down* then biggest (non-novel based) mind eff!

                                                              • colozoable
                                                                colozoable  11 hours back

                                                                I thought you fucking said no spoilers u dick

                                                                • D34DM4N'S_SW1TCH
                                                                  D34DM4N'S_SW1TCH  12 hours back

                                                                  we live

                                                                  • Ibrahim Shafique
                                                                    Ibrahim Shafique  12 hours back

                                                                    Mattpat says he has schipophenia but one of the symptoms say the person has a blank expression and a inability to express emotion through the face real good job Mat

                                                                    • Darlo
                                                                      Darlo  15 hours back

                                                                      Warning for the easily startled, very minor jumpscare at 14:59.

                                                                      • Mr burger T
                                                                        Mr burger T  15 hours back

                                                                        I know no one will see this or know what this is but what if he uses the lazeris pit

                                                                        • Matty A
                                                                          Matty A  15 hours back

                                                                          Theory is Their is a Joker alover the world

                                                                          • Emmez Elnemez
                                                                            Emmez Elnemez  15 hours back


                                                                            • Dude Decent Gaming
                                                                              Dude Decent Gaming  16 hours back

                                                                              Anyone know the song that’s in the background

                                                                              • Donut Diddles
                                                                                Donut Diddles  17 hours back

                                                                                I should watched this after seeing the movie this is more than just sPoiLErs. This was great

                                                                                • Logan Sotelo
                                                                                  Logan Sotelo  17 hours back

                                                                                  What if Arthur Fleck is actually the father of the future Joker. He tells his son stories of who he used to be and his son takes up the mantle. The Joker would be a lot younger than batman, which isn't the usual, but it would kind of be an interesting take. Arthur never actually became the joker, but passes his delusions to his son, who inevitably becomes the real joker.

                                                                                  • HORIZEN 3
                                                                                    HORIZEN 3  18 hours back

                                                                                    Will never stop reporting these vids I'm tryna take em all down

                                                                                    • Tia Shurtz
                                                                                      Tia Shurtz  20 hours back

                                                                                      How, omg

                                                                                      • TommyHoops
                                                                                        TommyHoops  20 hours back

                                                                                        i feel like I have that disease.

                                                                                        • Siegfried Faust
                                                                                          Siegfried Faust  20 hours back


                                                                                          • ashleigh vassallo
                                                                                            ashleigh vassallo  20 hours back

                                                                                            Maybe joker has a split personality disorder and when he's in the more know Joker costume it's not actually him? or maybe he has both schizophrenia and split personality?

                                                                                            • Rekt Excalibur
                                                                                              Rekt Excalibur  20 hours back

                                                                                              what is this shit

                                                                                              • AntonTheAvaricious
                                                                                                AntonTheAvaricious  21 hours back

                                                                                                “If I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!”

                                                                                                • Shubham Narolia
                                                                                                  Shubham Narolia  21 hours back

                                                                                                  You've fucked my mind man!
                                                                                                  Imma fuck u up if this is the actual film plot!