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Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Origin Movie Gets Greenlight! | Joaquin Phoenix, Movies, Todd Phillips

Joaquin Phoenix has finalized his deal to appear in producer Martin Scorsese's dark take on The Joker origin Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed as The Joker Movie Shoots This September Ryan Scott
Adrian Cunningham | 11 July, 2018, 19:42

Official plot details are now under wraps, though the film is rumored to depict the Clown Prince of Crime as a failed comedian who becomes The Joker after bombing with audiences.

A few months ago, sources told TheWrap this Joker movie would "portray Batman's arch-nemesis as a failed 1980s comedian who becomes the clown prince of crime after bombing with audiences".

Reports suggest that this will be quite a low budget movie too, with a price around the $50-60m mark. A recent article confirmed just as much, and that the label of standalone DC films could be dubbed "DC Dark" or "DC Black". The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive produced by Richard Baratta.

"I don't know...it could be an interesting character, I don't know", Phoenix told Fandango in April, adding that he wouldn't be opposed to comic book movies if the conditions were right. 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.

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DC Entertainment's Joker origin film is officially greenlit, with a tentative starting shoot day this fall.

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Warner Bros. has also not yet announced a release date, but THR says there's a chance the film could be ready for release as soon as late 2019.

Warner Bros.is also reportedly in development on a separate Joker feature film which would star Jared Leto as the villain, reprising his role from Suicide Squad.