Sunday, 22 July, 2018

New Joker Origin Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix Is Officially Happening

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Lora Ball | 11 July, 2018, 08:50

Well, it's definite. Warner Bros has formally announced that it's pressing ahead with a thus-far untitled Joker origins movie.

Last August, it was reported that Todd Phillips (The Hangover) was set to direct from a script co-written by Scott Silver (8 Mile) and himself and that he'd also produce the film alongside legendary director Martin Scorsese.

According to the studio, the film will be an 'exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale'.

Cameras are set to start rolling as soon as September, in NY, according to THR.

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There is no release date as yet, which is unusual for a comic book film, although all signs point to this being quite different from the current DC and Marvel offerings.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of DC Films as we learn it. It's unclear if this Joker film will indeed be R-rated, but the film is said to be darker and more experimental in tone and content, likened more to a crime drama than a traditional superhero movie.

This standalone project is just one of the Joker-related movies that DC now has in production. Phoenix had been rumored to have the lead role for months, but played coy about whether or not he was aware of the part.

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