Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed to Play The Joker as Movie Gets Greenlight
THR reports that the Joker origin movie starring Joaquin Phoenix is officially a go at Warner Bros.
Phoenix only recently finalized his deal to star as the Clown Prince of Crime. Todd Phillips who is directing the film and co-wrote the script with Scott Silver is said to start shooting it this September in New York City. The studio is describing the film as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” There is no release date for the film yet. There are no solid indications that it is in the DCEU as this film is set to be different from other superhero movies. It’s being described as a crime drama with a budget around $55 million. This means the film would most likely be small in scope compared to other superhero movies who’ve had their production budgets skyrocket past the $100 million mark.
Mark Reilly and John Rocha sit down to give you their thoughts on this news and if they are excited to see this film with Joaquin Phoenix finally get a greenlight from Warner Bros. They also speculate on the plot synopsis and the approach that WB and Phillips are taking with this kind of Joker movie. Let us know what you thought about this news in the COMMENTS section below. Remember to LIKE and SHARE this video on your social media and SUBSCRIBE to the channel for more news videos like this.
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