The New Origin movie directors have set their sites on Joaquin Phoenix to play the role of Joker. There is a plan which followed by Warner Bros. which will keep their comic book movies away from the competition.
Just like every other Hollywood Studio, they are trying to build a connected universe. According to reports their plan is to launch a new Warner Bros. banner having title DC Dark (rumored) which will then tell dark DC content characters stories.
The Joker movie would be the first to come out of the gate and that’s why they aren’t coming slowly either. Initially, Leonardo DiCaprio was linked to the movie and considered as the most prominent replacement for the role of Joker but after that, the attention was quickly diverted to Joaquin Phoenix. Even though he has a poor record signing comic book movies in the past but there is no need to worry as he has made his mind.
The announcement of Joaquin Phoenix was made official by Warner Bros that he will play the role of Joker in New Origin Movie. Todd Phillips is the director of the movie and Scott Silver is its co-writer.
Don’t expect it to be a typical comic book movie as Warner Bros while commenting on the story of the movie said the movie revolves around a man which is disregarded by the society and the tale of the movie is broadly cautionary as well. These lines of Warner Bros. are in accordance to Joaquin’s interest.
Signing Phoenix for the upcoming Joker movie wasn’t as easy as it was looking. He has a history of picking the content which is according to his taste and signing for this movie do tells us the quality of the script.
Warner Bors. will make this film as a stand-alone multi-film contract. The production of the movie is expected to start in September. The previous comic book movies were made with a huge amount of budget but unlike those, this movie is set to use a smaller amount estimated at around $55 million. The start is selected, the starting date is final, now the rest of the film can start together step-by-step.
According to leaked character descriptions, there is a role for Robert De Niro in the film as well. Whoever joins Phoenix in the film, these leaked character descriptions will help to understand the story of the movie. The expected release date of the movie is late 2019 and by that time fans, will get to know what the movie is all about.
The rumors of Phoenix to act as a Joker in the movie started in February 2018. The deal with the Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio could not be materialized as he was supposed to be the top pick for this role. After that, the director Todd Philips turned his attention to the character of “Batman V Superman,” Joaquin Phoenix.
At that time, it was reported that Phoenix is yet to negotiate with Warner Bros. and he is hesitant to do the role. But later it was confirmed that he is the top pick for the Joker role. According to rumors, the movie will be set in the 1980’s and Phoenix will wear the gritty crime suit.
According to rumors, Philips is planning to start this movie as an untilted banner that will take place outside the live-action cinematic universe. One thing that motivated Phoenix for playing this role is that it will not require him to make a multi-movie commitment.
And in the past, he was hesitant to sign comic book movies just for this reason. Many people are praising the tactics opted by Philips to sign Phoenix. According to reports, Philips and Phoenix have already met to discuss the Joker movie.