See the first photo of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker

See the first photo of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker

Todd Phillips, director of the upcoming, as-yet-untitled Joker origin movie, has revealed a first take a look at star Joaquin Phoenix, earlier than he turns into the notorious Batman villain.

Phillips captioned the picture with simply “Arthur,” evidently this iteration of the Joker’s title earlier than he took on his mononym.

The movie is an “exploration of a person disregarded by society that’s not solely a gritty character examine, but additionally a broader cautionary story.”

Scott Silver co-wrote the script with Phillips.

Robert De Niro is in talks to hitch the movie, as a talk-show host who performs a component in driving Phoenix’s character to go mad and develop into the Clown Prince of Crime.

In keeping with insiders, the script has ties to De Niro’s movie “King of Comedy,” a couple of failing comic (De Niro) who kidnaps a well-liked talk-show host to achieve fame.

On this case, the roles can be reversed, with De Niro enjoying the smug host.

Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron are additionally starring.

Warner Bros. has burdened that the Phoenix Joker pic can have no impact on its DC Universe, through which Jared Leto performs the Joker, most lately in “Suicide Squad.”

Warner Bros. can be growing a standalone Joker movie that can function inside the DC Universe and star Leto.

The Phoenix film is scheduled to hit theaters Oct. 4, 2019.

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