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.
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.
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.