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Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:46 pm

Deadline August 22, 2017:
The Joker Origin Story On Deck: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Martin Scorsese Aboard WB/DC Film

THR JULY 10, 2018:
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Origin Movie a Go at Warner Bros.
Borys Kit wrote:The Joker origin movie is officially a go at Warner Bros.

Joaquin Phoenix recently finalized his deal to star as the arch-nemesis of Batman and shooting is set to begin in September in New York.

Todd Phillips is directing the film and co-wrote the script, which the studio describes as being an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” Scott Silver co-wrote the script.

Warners has yet to stake out a release date for the film, which goes against the grain of most comic book movies that have flags planted years in advance. But the Joker stand-alone pic is meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies.

The project's budget is in the $55 million range, significantly lower than the tentpoles that dominate the form. And the stand-alone is meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content (at least as experimental as a studio can be with established brands such as DC), which is described as being akin to a crime drama.

That said, there is a chance that the movie could be ready for release as early as late 2019, depending on various factors.

Warners has a possible second Joker movie in the works as Jared Leto, who played the character in Suicide Squad, now has his own solo film project in development.

Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wolf of Wall Street) is producer on the Joker origin stand-alone, while Richard Baratta is an executive producer.

Phoenix, who won a best actor award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for Lynne Ramsey’s You Were Never Really Here, next stars in Gus Van Sant's Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot, which opens Friday.



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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:08 pm

DC just loads up a shotgun with movie ideas and blasts it in all directions.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:18 pm

Hard pass.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby eabaker » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:26 pm

I kinda love the idea of a bunch of incompatible movies coming out about these characters, the studio just let interesting filmmakers tell stories they want to tell, with no concerns about continuity or canon.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:11 am

eabaker wrote:I kinda love the idea of a bunch of incompatible movies coming out about these characters, the studio just let interesting filmmakers tell stories they want to tell, with no concerns about continuity or canon.

Too bad that's not what's happening. There's been tons of studio interference and the movies aren't interesting.

So it's JUST a bunch of unrelated nonsense.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby eabaker » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:29 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
eabaker wrote:I kinda love the idea of a bunch of incompatible movies coming out about these characters, the studio just let interesting filmmakers tell stories they want to tell, with no concerns about continuity or canon.

Too bad that's not what's happening. There's been tons of studio interference and the movies aren't interesting.

So it's JUST a bunch of unrelated nonsense.


So far, but that doesn't rule out the potential of the future projects turning out well.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby Baltan II » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:54 pm

Reminds me of the difference between the hopes people had for the start of all those DC animated movies, versus the mediocre-to-bad reality we got instead.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby Rodanex » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:08 pm

And they're still also doing a Jared Leto Joker movie?

What the hell is DC even doing anymore?
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby XvGojira » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:35 pm

Rodanex wrote:
What the hell is DC even doing anymore?


Throwing everything and the kitchen sink against the wall in hopes that something sticks.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix is The Joker

Postby Benjamin Haines » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:28 pm

eabaker wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:
eabaker wrote:I kinda love the idea of a bunch of incompatible movies coming out about these characters, the studio just let interesting filmmakers tell stories they want to tell, with no concerns about continuity or canon.

Too bad that's not what's happening. There's been tons of studio interference and the movies aren't interesting.

So it's JUST a bunch of unrelated nonsense.


So far, but that doesn't rule out the potential of the future projects turning out well.


Wonder Woman turned out very well.

I think it would be best if WB stopped worrying about making all of their live-action DC films part of one connected canon. They should just go back to the pre-MCU days when different franchises weren't automatically assumed to be part of a shared universe. Let Shazam! be its own thing. Let Martin Scorsese produce a Joker movie of all things without making it a prequel to Suicide Squad. Let Wonder Woman 1984 be the sequel it needs to be without worrying about how it lines up with Justice League. If James Wan's Aquaman is a hit then maybe make a team-up Wonder Woman & Aquaman crossover down the line.

I think this whole concept of a standalone origin story for the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese just sounds fascinatingly bizarre. It seems like the last thing I would expect any of those men to do and that just makes me intrigued to see what they come up with, especially if it isn't bound to any DCEU continuity.
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