Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Star in The Joker Standalone Film

09 February, 2018, 05:17 | Author: Raquel Nash
  • Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play the Joker in Todd Phillips's Standalone DC Movie

What's still most baffling about this project is the involvement of Phillips, who crafts collections of moving images that resemble movies, but are really just trash piles that you watch while contemplating the finality of all existence. That must not have worked out, as they're now in talks with Joaquin Phoenix to slather on the grease paint and menace Gotham City. However, after a meeting with Phillips, Phoenix is said to have had time to mull the role over and has agreed to sign on. Variety also reports that after mulling it over, Phoenix has given a verbal agreement.

Phoenix has been considered for another villainous DC role in the past: Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", but passed on that role, which ultimately went to Jesse Eisenberg. WB had no comment.

The film is set to fall under a new yet-to-be-announced banner under DC Comics, in which the studio plans to expand on the characters' stories outside of the current cinematic universe.

No less than 2 useless, 70 injured in SC prepare crash
On December 18, a train derailed near DuPont, Washington , DC, killing three people and injuring 62 passengers and crew members. Michael Kempf , the 54-year-old train engineer from Savannah, Georgia, was killed in the crash , she said .

The studio will allow interesting storytellers to plop these iconic characters into bold settings employing unique genres. According to Variety's sources, the story will take place in the "80s and be less comic-movie and more "gritty crime drama". Rumors circulated that Leonardo DiCaprio was the first person approached to star in Phillips' standalone film, though that didn't pan out.

He was nearly Doctor Strange, to the point where there were rumors he was going to be announced at SDCC until both parties went other directions.

Of all the Caped Crusader's enemies through the years, the Joker is by far the most well-known.

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