Warner Bros.’ The Joker will explore the title character’s days as an ordinary man before he became The Clown Prince Of Crime. Joaquin Phoenixtakes on the role in a film that is being described as a hard-boiled crime drama that is also a gritty character study and a broader cautionary tale. The film will draw inspiration from “The Killing Joke,” Alan Moore’s comic book story arc that is considered to be the Joker’s origins story. And now we have our first look at the character. Well, sort of.
Director Todd Phillips recently released the first image of Phoenix as the unnamed person who goes from failed comedian to insane killer clown. Check it out here below.
In a strange turn of events, Alec Baldwin will no longer be playing Thomas Wayne in The Joker.
This just days after it was reported that the actor had signed on to play Bruce Wayne’s father, who was described as a “cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump” in the film. More on the story below.
The Joker continues to make some very unexpected castings which may make the film riveting or just plain weird. Alec Baldwin is the latest to join the cast, but it is who he is playing that could hook some people in.
According to various reports, the actor will play Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne. Additionally, the character is being described as someone who has the same personality and unusually orange tanned skin as a certain someone. More on the story below.
Martin Scorsese has been an executive producer on Todd Phillips‘ Joker since it was announced last year. While this is the filmmaker’s first superhero film, Warner Bros.’ vision for the character is what attracted Scorsese to the project. According to previous reports, WB is planning to expand the DC universe with new and unique storylines that aren’t a part of the current DC Extended Universe. Phillips says the film will be a gritty and hard-boiled crime drama in the same vein as Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The King of Comedy.
Now we are getting to see how much of an influence Scorsese is having on the film. According to new reports Robert De Niro, who starred in all three of the aforementioned influences, and Frances Conroy, who starred in The Aviator, are currently in talks to join titular starJoaquin Phoenix and recently reportedDeadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz on the cast of the new the origins film. More on the story below.