The Joker is a wicked role, previously played by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. And now the role will be played by Joaquin Phoenix who has already started shooting for the next edition of The Joker.
Director Todd Phillips has shared the official look of Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime. Several videos and pictures have been doing the rounds. Phillips captioned the image with just “Arthur”, the iteration of the Joker’s name before he took on his mononym.
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In the leaked videos from set, we can see Arthur having a conversation with a large man dressed up like a clown.
The first set photos for Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘JOKER’ have been officially released. (Source: @JustJared) pic.twitter.com/lhnZgfMbrA
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) September 16, 2018
Phoenix is a three-time Oscar nominee and considered as one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
The film is described as an “exploration of a man disregarded by a society that is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.” The origin story will be set in 1980s Gotham City, with the Wayne family represented by its patriarch, Thomas.
Scott Silver co-wrote the script with Phillips. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on October 4, 2019.
(Inputs from PTI)