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A brand new Joker origin movie has been confirmed

11 July 2018

Joaquin Phoenix will be the latest actor to play the Clown Prince of Crime, and now we have a better idea of what that could looks like.

But now Phoenix has reportedly finalized his deal to play Joker in this untitled standalone, which Phillips-the filmmaker behind The Hangover trilogy and the crime film War Dogs-will direct from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver.

Will it be The Joker narrating his own origin to the camera, giving Phoenix most of the film to play outside of any makeup and create a dramatic story that won't feature any insane plots or superhero setpieces? Numerous reports about the project have suggested that it will be the first in a line of standalone DC movies, which exist outside of the DC Extended Universe continuity. However, Scorsese's producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff is still aboard here with Richard Baratta as EP.

"I don't know... it could be an interesting character". "So I wouldn't say, hands down, no - I wouldn't do that kind of movie".

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The Joker is known for both his wit and creative cruelty, so it could be Joaquin Phoenix's turn to show off his villainous side playing the well-known comic book character.

Warner also reportedly in development on a separate Joker feature film which would star Jared Leto as the villain, reprising his role from Suicide Squad.

DC Entertainment's Joker origin film is officially greenlit, with a tentative starting shoot day this fall.

A brand new Joker origin movie has been confirmed