I’m also in the burnt out on the Joker camp. I’m kind of glad Leto got a last crack at it, and think his take in general was valid (although highly unlikeable)... but coming after Phoenix’s take, it just feels like this character has been thoroughly dredged. Joker’s eternal and all, but I’d really like to move on for the time being. But if we can’t... Melling’s a great choice. His performance in TQG, down to the “I fixed my teeth for you” really is a cool basis for Joker - his relationship with Beth Harmon actually has many echoes of the Batman relationship from many stories... the way Joker tries to mentor Batman at times and is all-encompassingly fixated. There’s even some of the peevish nature whenever he seems defeated, etc. It’s a really classic Joker, just with the knob on 3 instead of 11.