Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker movie formally begins filming in September

Final 12 months, rumors started swirling Joker film produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by The Hangover director Todd Phillips was within the works. Whereas believable, folks started pondering the movie was much less and fewer probably as time went on.

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo Dicaprio was closely rumored to star as The Clown Prince of Crime in a standalone story that may be completely unrelated to the present DC movies and Jared Leto’s Joker. Rumors additionally said that the movie would kick off a brand new model of DC movies which are much like the ‘Elseworld’ comics that are one-off tales that couldn’t be accomplished within the present continuity.

This could permit different actors to come back in and play iconic superheroes and villains and have administrators inform distinctive and untraditional tales that perhaps wouldn’t fly with a compulsory PG-13 score. With that mentioned, Warner Bros. is shifting ahead with this Joker film with Joaquin Phoenix enjoying Batman’s arch-enemy in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will start capturing in New York this September and is being described by Warner Bros. as an “exploration of a person disregarded by society [that] shouldn’t be solely a gritty character research but additionally a broader cautionary story.” The untitled movie can be made for round $55 million (a really small price range for a film underneath the DC Comics model) and can be a darkish, experimental movie that’s being in comparison with against the law drama.

Because the film gears up to enter manufacturing, Jared Leto additionally has his personal Joker film in growth. This one is considerably additional behind and who is aware of if it’ll even get off the bottom nevertheless it’ll be fascinating to see how DC tries to juggle having two completely different Jokers on the similar time.

Joaquin Phoenix is understood for being very selective within the roles he takes on and turned down the a part of Physician Unusual in Marvel’s superhero universe so it undoubtedly isn’t a query of cash or fame. This might boast properly for the story DC and WB needs to inform however solely time will inform if it finally ends up being a hit for the studio. The movie will reportedly be an origin story of kind for The Joker and provides us a darker look into the prison underworld of Gotham Metropolis.

Warner Brothers has but to lock down a date however San Diego Comedian-Con is subsequent week so it wouldn’t be utterly stunning if they carry Joaquin Phoenix out on stage and announce that the movie is coming someday towards the second half of 2019.

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