First Official Photo of Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER along with Set Photos and Video
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s Joker movie has started shooting and director Todd Phillips has released the first official photo of Joaquin Phoenix in the role of Arthur Fleck. Fleck will eventually become The Joker. Not long after that photo was shared a bunch of photos from the set surfaced along with a video featuring Arthur taunting a guy wearing clown makeup. You can check out all of that stuff below.
Phillips is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver. The studio has described the story as being an "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale."
Joker is "meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies". The story is also said to "delve into what it took for the Joker to become a mastermind criminal" and rumor has it that the film’s story will revolve around a Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian whose failures lead him into a life of crime.
It’s going to be interesting to see how exactly Arthur’s transformation into The Joker unfolds on the big screen. I know a lot of people aren’t excited about this movie, but this is actually the DC film currently shooting that I’m most excited about because it’s going to be a very different and experimental DC movie.
The film also stars Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz. De Niro will play a reporter; Beetz will play a single mother who catches the attention of the Joker prior to his transformation the villain; and Conroy will play Joker's mother, Penny.
The studio has set an October 4th, 2019 release date.