The movie won’t be out for another 13 months but already director Todd Phillips is giving us an idea of what his primary bad guy will look like in his (working-titled) film Joker.
Phillips posted a photograph of Joaquin Phoenix looking very run-of-the-mill-pedo-meets-psycho, captioning it simply with the name ‘Arthur’, which will be the Joker’s moniker before he evolves into the fully fledged green-and-purple-rinsed villain we know so well.
The director has described the forthcoming movie as “an exploration of a man disregarded by society that is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro is set to star in the film, too, as a talk-show host who plays a big part in driving Phoenix’s character over the edge, turning him into the Clown Prince of Crime.
The tentatively titled Joker movie is scheduled for release October 4, 2019. Antonino Tati