Joaquin Phoenix in Negotiations to Play the Joker in Warner Bros.’ Origin Movie

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Variety reported, Joaquin Phoenix is in negotiations to play the Joker in Warner Bros.’ untitled origin movie.

Todd Phillips is attached to direct and pen the script along with Scott Silver.

The film’s setting will take place in the gritty 80’s, it will tackle the history of Joker. 

You can read the details about the film below:

The movie would fall under a yet-to-be-announced new banner of DC Comics, which would give the studio the opportunity to expand the canon of the iconic comic-book characters with unique story angles that aren’t included in its current cinematic universe. Jared Leto most recently played the Joker in “Suicide Squad” and is likely to reprise that role in “Suicide Squad 2,” but will not be featured in this film. Rumors circulated that Leonardo DiCaprio was the first person approached to star in Phillips’ standalone film, though that didn’t pan out.

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