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New set pics for Joker origin movie shows Joaquin Phoenix in full clown getup

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Director Todd Phillips’ upcoming standalone Joker movie is a bit of a mystery. But also totally not. Just why we need an origin story for Batman’s arch-nemesis and one that’s completely separate from the cinematic Dark Knight and the rest of the DCEU is anybody’s guess. We’ve heard rumblings that the film will be taking cues from Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke with Joaquin Phoenix playing a failed stand-up comedian allegedly named Arthur Fleck (A. Fleck? As in Ben Affleck?! Get it?!) who has one bad day and snaps, transforming him into the sadistic comic book Clown Prince of Crime.

All of this is just hearsay and unconfirmed reports though, as we haven’t seen any official confirmations. But that doesn’t mean we’re being kept in the dark either as the Phillips has been sharing a bunch of set pics (Ha! Take that, paparazzi scoopers!) showing off Phoenix’s Joker. Last week we got our first look at Phoenix in character with creepy clown makeup for a screen test. But it appears that the three-time Oscar-nominated actor will be clowning around way more than we thought as new pics show him dressed up in a full suit, complete with red nose, green wig, and big silly shoes.

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Some further candid set pics show more of Phoenix in this get-up seemingly breaking down after a call in a telephone booth, and it’s being speculated that this is actually the breaking point moment we’re seeing. Theoretically, he would then use this traditional clown outfit as inspiration to create his iconic villainous look. And it appears that he will inspire others in return as well.

I’m immensely intrigued by this film, because what does a Joker story without Batman actually look like? It appears that this story is set while Bruce Wayne is still a kid (based on the fact that his father, Thomas Wayne, is still alive). Now obviously this doesn’t tie into the continuity of the rest of the DCEU (though, through some narrative gymnastics it probably could if it borrowed the recent “Three Jokers” storyline from the comic books), which makes it even more of an enticing oddity.

Either way, Phoenix appears to be really getting into this role, and his design should go a long way to help fans get over Jared Leto’s divisive version of the Joker in Suicide Squad. Joker (or whatever it’s going to be called) also stars Zazie Beetz, Robert de Niro, Brett Cullen, and Marc Maron. It is scheduled for release on 4 October 2019.

Last Updated: September 25, 2018

13 Comments

  1. According to the rumour mill , if this movie does well then WB will replace Jared Leto with Joaquin Phoenix and from what i have seen the buzz around the set pictures and videos have incredibly positive and it does look it could be something good.

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  2. Admiral Chief

    September 25, 2018 at 12:07

    Doesn’t look too serious

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    • cloudzn

      September 25, 2018 at 12:45

      Son?

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      September 25, 2018 at 17:27

      The question “Why so serious?” implies that it shouldn’t be too serious.

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  3. MaSeKind

    September 25, 2018 at 12:16

    Wanye? Is he like the white Kanye?

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  4. cloudzn

    September 25, 2018 at 12:44

    According to the rumour mill , if this movie does well then WB will replace Jared Leto with Joaquin Phoenix and from what i have seen the buzz around the set pictures and videos have been incredibly positive and it does look it could be something good.

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    • Guz

      September 25, 2018 at 12:57

      Yes please, Jared is a good actor but his joker was just……annoying

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      • cloudzn

        September 25, 2018 at 17:23

        From what I heard, they might make Jared’s Joker some kind of imposter and have Joaquin’s 1 come back and take him out

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  5. DaxterZA

    September 25, 2018 at 12:49

    This is looking great so far!

    I just hope that we wont be seeing too many pics and videos from the set, and also that trailers dont reveal too much of the film, they need to handle this carefully and keep the mystery of the movie in tact. I want to go in to watching this without any spoilers or key plot points revealed.

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    • Guz

      September 25, 2018 at 12:57

      yes to many trailers give away to much and then you dont get that o.0 moment in the movie when there is a mojor plot twist, thats part of the fun of watching

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  6. Original Heretic

    September 25, 2018 at 13:15

    Three Jokers. They gotta do it. It’s gonna bamboozle everyone.

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