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Whereas particulars concerning the Joaquin Phoenix starring Joker origin movie have been, up this level, fairly scarce, Phoenix has revealed quite a few new particulars concerning simply how completely different his tackle the Joker will likely be, together with how he sees the movie differing from different comedian e-book motion pictures.
Confirmed News concerning the Todd Phillips-directed, Martin Scorsese-produced movie has been popping out slowly, with stories going again to earlier this 12 months that Phoenix can be headlining the standalone movie, which he has been thinking about doing for some time now. That News was confirmed solely not too long ago by Warner Bros., as the corporate famous the movie, co-written by Phillips and Scott Silver (The Fighter), may very well be launched as early as 2019 and will likely be an “exploration of a person disregarded by society [that] isn’t solely a gritty character research, but additionally a broader cautionary story.” The comparatively low-budgeted film will exist outdoors of the DCEU universe, as Warner Bros. plans to launch a DC offshoot, DC Darkish, that can give attention to smaller, darker tales with the untitled Joker movie being the primary.
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Whereas chatting with Collider about his upcoming Gus Van Sant directed biopic Don’t Fear, He Received’t Get Far on Foot, Phoenix revealed some key particulars concerning the Joker movie’s tone, noting that that he “wouldn’t fairly classify [the Joker film] as like every style. I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero film, or a studio film.” As a substitute, Phoenix believes, “It feels distinctive, and I believe greater than something, and doubtless crucial factor, is Todd appears very keen about it and really giving, and in order that’s thrilling.”
Phoenix goes on to debate superhero motion pictures typically, noting, “I believe, beneath the thrill of those movies, and the dimensions of them, there are these unimaginable characters which might be coping with actual life struggles. And typically that’s uncovered and uncovered, and typically it isn’t, and so I at all times felt, like, there have been characters in comics that have been actually attention-grabbing and deserve the chance to be form of research. And so I believe that’s what Todd sees interesting about this concept.”
Stripping away all the large finances extra and honing in on a particular character could also be precisely what DC must do to distinguish themselves from the Marvel type of episodic filmmaking. Primarily based off of Phoenix’s feedback, Phillips seems to be aiming for a film that could be a extra grounded and reasonable tackle the Joker character, exploring not solely his origins however how he exists outdoors of his relationship with Batman.
That is thrilling News as Phoenix is notoriously choosy about his tasks, typically selecting based mostly off the filmmaker on the helm, so he will need to have seen one thing in Phillips tackle the character to leap in. Moreover, the one-off nature of the movie signifies that Phoenix is not going to be signing on to a multi-film deal, so Phillips and Phoenix can take the story wherever they need with out having the burden of connecting their story to the broader DCEU universe. Keep tuned for extra particulars concerning the movie.
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Key Launch Dates
- Aquaman (2018) launch date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) launch date: Apr 05, 2019
- Marvel Girl 2 (2019) launch date: Nov 01, 2019
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