It’ll be a few months until fans get to see Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the Joker on the big screen. However, a new video hints at one facet of his performance.
Joker: New Footage Shows Joaquin Phoenix’s Evil Laughter
A new video posted by user UncannyComicQuest has made its way to Instagram, which appear to show a footage from the upcoming Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix. The video is short and appears to hint at the film’s production and we hear a high pitch laugh through some of the noises.
There’s no confirmation that this video is actually from Joker production or not, but it could mean really interesting things. A burst of evil laughter has been a trademark of Joker and this version of Joaquin’s Joker and this version of laugh arguably sounds like a mixture of Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero’s portrayal of Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker: Plot
Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is set to be a dark tale about the iconic villain. This film will not be connected with the main DCEU continuity. Joaquin Phoenix will star as Arthur Fleck, stand up comedian who turns crazy before becoming the Joker we all know him as. The cast also includes Robert De Niro, Marc Maron and Frances Conroy.
Joquin Phoenix talks about playing Joker
“I wouldn’t quite classify this as like any genre,” Phoenix said in an interview last year. “I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero movie, or a studio movie or a … It feels unique, and I think more then anything, and probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, and so that’s exciting. 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. 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.”
“I take a lot of time and consideration when making decisions and what I’m gonna work on, always.” Phoenix added. “So, in some ways, the process, which is obviously reading a script and meeting a filmmaker and then continuing to have meetings and discussions with Todd [Phillips]. I think he’s very impressive and he seems to have a very interesting understanding of this world and what he’s trying to say. And so there is something very appealing about that and working with him on this particular project. It feels unique, it is its own world in some ways, and maybe, mostly, it scares the f-cking sh-t out of me or something. It might as well be the thing that scares you the most.”