Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed to Star in Joker Origin Movie

  • Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed to Star in Joker Origin Movie

Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed to Star in Joker Origin Movie

The director attached to the project, Todd Phillips, may come as a surprise, having most famously helmed the Hangover Trilogy and co-written the Borat movie along with Sacha Baron Cohen. " This description, coupled with reports that DC has multiple Joker films in development, leads to the burning question: Who, exactly, is this "cautionary tale" for?"

Will it be The Joker narrating his own origin to the camera, giving Phoenix most of the film to play outside of any makeup and create a dramatic story that won't feature any insane plots or superhero setpieces? There is no release date attached to the film, but it begins filming this Fall in NY.

The project's budget will be in the $55 million range, which is significantly lower than most superhero movies and suggests a more risky take on the comic book adaptation a la 20th Century Fox's R-rated Deadpool and Logan.

Leto is still set to play the Joker in the Suicide Squad sequel, as well as a separate standalone movie. With shades of the classic Hitchcock character Norman Bates, the future Joker is more isolated and tortured even before suffering sudden loss after accepting the incredible responsibility of caring for his ailing mother alone. "So I wouldn't say, hands down, no - I wouldn't do that kind of movie".

Joaquin Phoenix is set to star as The Joker in an upcoming origin movie about the iconic villain.

The film, which is not connected to the DC Extended Universe, does not yet have a release date.