New Joker Origin Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix Is Officially Happening

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A new Joker origin story film starring Joaquin Phoenix within the title role is formally occurring, with manufacturing to start this September, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter. The story will reportedly be an "exploration of a person disregarded by society [that] is just not solely a gritty character examine, but additionally a broader cautionary story."

The Hangover director Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the script, is directing. The Warner Bros. film reportedly has a funds of solely round $55 million, which is effectively under what different Warner Bros. superhero and villain films have price to supply. In keeping with THR, the movie is "meant to be darker and extra experimental in tone and content material (a minimum of as experimental as a studio could be with established manufacturers corresponding to DC), which is described as being akin to against the law drama."

No official launch date has been set, however THR claims the movie might be in theaters by late 2019. Capturing reportedly begins in September in New York.

Phoenix is a veteran and achieved actor. He earned three Oscar nominations, for Gladiator, Stroll the Line, and The Grasp, although he has but to win. The actor's identify has been connected to the Joker for a lot of months now, however as we speak marks the primary official affirmation that the film is occurring.

Whereas Phoenix has but to star in a comic book ebook film, he is been shut earlier than. Earlier than Benedict Cumberbatch was forged, the actor was in talks to star in Physician Unusual. He additionally handed on the role of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice. Moreover, this would be the first comedian ebook movie for Phillips, who beforehand directed the Hangover franchise, Conflict Canine, and 2003's Previous Faculty.

The new Joker film with Phoenix is separate from the opposite one starring Jared Leto because the Prince of Crime. Phoenix's film will reportedly haven't any affect on Leto's portrayal of The Joker in future movies--including Suicide Squad 2 and his movie.

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