Joaquin Phoenix Starrer 'The Joker' Confirmed As An Origin Story

Joker, one of Batman’s most iconic adversaries will be getting his own solo film later this year, as Warner Bros and DC Films are coming up with The Joker later this year. Instead of what fans saw in Suicide Squad in 2016, new film will introduce an all-new version of the character played by Joaquin Phoenix.

The Joker Confirmed as an origin film

Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker
Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker

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Actor and comedian Marc Marin also joined the film’s cast, and he revealed new details about The Joker recently. Maron revealed that fans may expect an origin story for The Joker.

“I think it’s a very interesting approach to this world,” Maron explained to NME. “I’ve been somewhat judgemental when it comes to comic book movies and I’ve got a little pushback in the press for being a hypocrite. Whatever I think, if you get a call and someone says, ‘Hey do you wanna do a scene with Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix?’ your principals fall to the wayside.”

The Joker will dig deep into his psyche

Still from the sets of The Joker
Still from the sets of The Joker

He also revealed that director Todd Phillips will use the opportunity given to him to go deep into the Joker’s psyche, much like The Killing Joke and Joker graphic novels.

“If it’s relative to what I think of Marvel movies then it’s like, ‘Yeah, of course I’m gonna do that’. Oddly, it’s not that kind of movie. The approach that Todd Phillips has taken is more of an origin story and a character study of a mentally ill person that becomes The Joker,” Maron said. “It’s more of an intimate and gritty movie with a very specific scope. It’s going to be really interesting to see how it comes out.”

Phoenix Loved the character

Maron sounded like Phoenix who also stated earlier that he won’t sign up for any random superhero film. However, the whole project came as engaging for both and Phoenix revealed his own interpretation before he joined The Joker.

“I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real life struggles,” Phoenix previously told Collider. “And sometimes that is uncovered and exposed, and sometimes it isn’t, and so I always felt, like, there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserve the opportunity to be kind of studied. And so I think that’s what Todd sees appealing about this idea.”

The Joker will hit the theaters on October 4, 2019.

Source: Comicbook, HT

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