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New Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix coming from Warner Bros

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Charles Bowen | 11 July, 2018, 08:52

As soon as his deal was finalized, the studio gave the greenlight to a September start date with a budget in the moderate $55 million dollar range.

Todd Phillips, most well known for his comedies including Old School, Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover, is lined up to direct.

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. "Phillips' exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale". Furthermore, it's also now confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix will be taking the lead role. Who knows? We might not get any Joker until the very end of the film if it all goes as reserved as it could be. It's unclear if this Joker film will indeed be R-rated, but the film is said to be darker and more experimental in tone and content, likened more to a crime drama than a traditional superhero movie.

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Leto is still set to play the Joker in the Suicide Squad sequel, as well as a separate standalone movie.

The three-time Oscar nominee has some big shoes to fill, following fan-adored interpretations of Batman's arch nemesis from Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson, Cesar Romero and even Mark Hamill's animated version.

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