JOKER Origin Movie Officially A Go At WB; Joaquin Phoenix Locked In To Play The Iconic BATMAN Villain

JOKER Origin Movie Officially A Go At WB; Joaquin Phoenix Locked In To Play The Iconic BATMAN Villain

JOKER Origin Movie Officially A Go At WB; Joaquin Phoenix Locked In To Play The Iconic BATMAN Villain

The trades have now confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix has finalised his deal to star as The Joker in Warner Bros.' "experimental" origin story for the Clown Prince of Crime. More details after the jump...

We've been hearing about this one for quite a while at this stage, and now we finally have confirmation Warner Bros.' Joker origin movie is officially a go.

According to THR, Joaquin Phoenix recently finalized his deal to play the classic DC baddie. The Academy Award-nominated actor had always played coy when quizzed about his involvement with the project, although it always seemed pretty clear that he found the character intriguing.

The Hangover director Todd Philips is on board to helm the standalone DC flick, which is described as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale," which will be "darker and more experimental in tone and content" than the studio's usual DC-based fare.

No release date has been set just yet, but the film is expected to begin shooting this September in New York, and could potentially hit theatres by late 2019.

To get some idea of how Phoenix might look in the role, check out the fan-art below.


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Via Boss Logic:



 

It's been CONFIRMED that #JoaquinPhoenix will play #TheJoker in Warner Bros.' standalone origin story! Production begins this Fall. Find out more details at CBM - 🔗 in bio | https://tinyurl.com/ycvyu7w2 #DCComics #ToddPhillips #DCEU #Joker #Batman #FanArt (artwork via @bosslogic)

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