Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ Movie Heading Into Production This Fall With Joaquin Phoenix

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However, this is not the only Joker movie in the works.

Warner Bros have officially given the new Joker origin movie the go-ahead, with Gladiator star Joaquin Phoenix being handed the lead role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the standalone film was picked up by Warner Bros. and will begin filming in NY this September with Phoenix playing Batman's arch-nemesis. The last to do so was Jared Leto in 2016 in "Suicide Squad" to less-than-stellar reviews. Who's your favorite Joker actor from the Batman films over the years?

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The film is co-written by Phillips and Scott Silver (8 Mile). However, Scorsese's producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff is still aboard here with Richard Baratta as EP. The Warner Bros. movie reportedly has a budget of only around $55 million, which is well below what other Warner Bros. superhero and villain movies have cost to produce. "I typically make films that are maybe more independent, that's where I've found the most interesting characters and the things I want to pursue, but I'm not opposed to any film".

Are you excited to see what Phoenix brings to the Joker? I don't really care about the genre, I care about the character and the filmmaker.

There is no release date as yet, which is unusual for a comic book film, although all signs point to this being quite different from the current DC and Marvel offerings.

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