Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed as The Joker


The latest news from MovieWeb confirms…

“The Joker Origin Movie with Joaquin Phoenix has officially been given the green light. The project has been in the works for the better part of a year, with Martin Scorsese originally on board as one of the producers. Now, Warner Bros. has locked down Joaquin Phoenix to star as the Clown Prince of Crime, a casting that has been rumored for some time, and will begin production on the movie before the end of the year”

Jared Leto most recently played The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad, following in the footsteps of Heath ledger’s character defining performance in The Dark Knight. Leto, much like Joaquin Phoenix, is a very respected actor and he lends major credibility to this project. Though, Leto’s take proved to be more divisive than anything else. The Joker is one of the greatest comic book villains ever created and his origin has historically been left intentionally vague in the pages of DC Comics in order to leave a certain sense of mystery. For many fans, this origin movie is going to be treading in some very sacred and murky waters. Leto, at the same time, isn’t done with the role just yet. He’s set to appear in Suicide Squad 2 and is also developing his own standalone Joker movie.

Joaquin Phoenix has finalized his deal to appear in producer Martin Scorsese's dark take on The Joker origin.

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