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Joaquin Phoenix Set Up To Be Joker

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J oaquin Phoenix is going to take up the spot for the new Joker. In the upcoming film directed by Todd Phillips, the actor will tell the Joker’s origin story. But his version is going to be very different than what Jared Leto’s Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. And because of this, fans are very excited! What’s going to make this even more interesting is that under this project, Warner Bros will be expanding DC properties. Not only will there be different story lines but unique actors will play iconic characters. So, what we already know is that there just might be no connection between Jared Leto’s Joker and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.

Joaquin Phoenix is himself excited for his new role. Even though he avoided talking about it in the first few months, he is now extensively sharing his vision about the new Joker film.

Just a few years before, Joaquin Phoenix would ask his manager why they wouldn’t take one of these characters and make a lower budget film. He would consider the Joker an untouchable role feeling that it had already been explored so extensively. But now that he is starring in it, he shared:

It feels unique, it is its own world in some ways, and maybe, mostly, it scares the f*cking sh*t out of me or something. It might as well be the thing that scares you the most.

Even when rumors suggested that Jared Leto will remain the Joker in Phillip’s upcoming film. But that’s not the case anymore. However, Jared Leto is going to repeat his Joker role in another stand-alone film. Leto is just not ready to leave the role of the prince clown of darkness. He loves it so much that he expressed:

The character is completely insane [and a] madman with green hair and a great smile. I think the Joker is so much fun. That is what is infectious about [him]… When I got asked to play the joker I didn’t really have a big gregarious laugh personally, so I was a bit terrified. This is a guy who’s laughing, and is laughing in a way that is very unique. So I worked on it, worked on it, worked on it and came up with something that is… very strange, I have to admit.

So luckily, Warner Bros will soon be out with two new Joker films. And also, reports suggest that the Joker will be making appearances in a Harley Quinn movie, and Suicide Squad 2. We are not sure as to when is Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie coming out, but rumors are flying that it might be out by early 2019.

Related: Joaquin Phoenix | Heartbreaking Struggles Of The Upcoming Joker IRL

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