Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play The Joker in standalone film

Joaquin Phoenix In Talks to Play The Joker In DC/Warner Bros. Standalone Movie

This wouldn't be Phoenix's first foray into the DC film universe.

The Joker origin story standalone movie is moving ahead at DC and Warner Bros. with Joaquin Phoenix as the top choice for the lead role...

The film is a standalone project which will exist outside of the DC Extended Universe, which includes films such as Wonder Woman and Justice League, and will therefore not affect Jared Leto's incarnation of The Joker in the Suicide Squad movies.

Nonetheless, as of this writing, Warner Bros has not yet issued an official statement to confirm the veracity of the reports saying Phoenix will play the Joker in the Clown Prince's origin story.

Joaquin Phoenix is now up to play Joker in a standalone origin movie said to be set in the 1980s. This shouldn't be too surprising given the Joker's stature as one of the best villains of fiction (as well as a box office draw considering what he and Harley Quinn did for the otherwise toxically received Suicide Squad).

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He added that the officials spoke about inter-Korean relations under a "friendly atmosphere" at the Presidential Blue House. The country has had a history of taking provocative acts and agreeing to talks that lead nowhere.

Sources said the upcoming movie, which delves into the Joker's transformation into criminal mastermind, will be grittier than the more polished comic-book movies we have seen recently. However, WB has not confirmed it as such, and there was once a time when Phoenix was in talks to play Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange, so don't take it as a done deal. The Room director and The Disaster Artist subject Tommy Wiseau asked Phillips to DM him on Twitter yesterday evening regarding the role.

These films are meant to "expand the canon of the iconic comic-book characters with unique story angles that aren't included in its current cinematic universe", said Variety.

Phoenix has been the top choice to take on other superhero roles before, but has been resistant to joining any major studio blockbuster.

Phoenix now stars in the 2018 flick "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot".

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