The famous stairs from the latest ‘Joker’ film are getting a lot of attention since the release of the movie. The New York iconic steps, which Google Maps describes as a “place of worship” has become the spot for fans of the movie to take photos in front of them. Some fans are even attempting to re-create the scene.
Here are the stairs with the Joker from the film.
Local residents aren’t to happy with one writing on Instagram: “Constantly trying to claim and re-brand marginalized neighborhoods to make them more marketable for the wealthy is dangerous and irresponsible.”
Some residents are even calling these fan “parasites”.
Stairs might seem like an odd thing to become a tourist attraction, but this wouldn’t be the first time that people the world over have been drawn to a set of stairs due to a popular film.
When Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa climbs the steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1976’s Rocky, it is a symbolic act, showing how with enough grit, determination and self-belief, an underdog can rise and stand on top of the world.
It’s easy to see why the Joker stairs have become so iconic though. The stairs are featured in the film’s posters and they appear at a pivotal point in the film.
The movie has earned over $740 million worldwide and counting and could get near or even surpass the coveted $1 billion mark.
The stairs are located in New York City’s northernmost borough, where they connect Shakespearean and Anderson Avenues at West 167th Street.
All images courtesy of Instagram.
The spot has become so crowded, comedian Desus Nice jokingly suggested that Bronx residents should charge tourists a fee for visiting the staircase.