Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Joker Director Todd Phillips shares first glimpse of Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur

Joker Director Todd Phillips shares first glimpse of Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur

The image, which has as bit of an Andy Kaufman vibe to it, shows Phoenix as the Joker presumably before his Clown Prince-ification. The video shows Phoenix's character of "Arthur" angrily leaving a building and spitting at it. Check out the photo in the gallery below, and you can also click on the link to Just Jared for a look at some of Phoenix on the Harlem, New York set! For, uh, certain variations of cute.

The Instagram share comes from Todd Phillips, the director of Warner Bros. upcoming Joker movie. The site went on to suggest that the plot involves Arthur going back to Gotham City to live with his aging mother, and his mind is eventually warped from stand-up comedian to the maniacal criminal.

Alec Baldwin was rumoured to play the role of Thomas, the Wayne family's patriarch, but he dropped out of the project.

If what you're seeing isn't what you were expecting of Batman's greatest nemesis, that's because this film tells the story of how Arthur turned villainous.

Martin Scorsese was originally attached as producer, and early word about the script is that it has a lot in common with the kind of character work seen in movies like Taxi Driver and King Of Comedy.

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"I wouldn't quite classify this as like any genre".

But wouldn't it be the most Joker thing imaginable if the movie made Phoenix's role a bait-and-switch?

"I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real life struggles".

It is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2019.

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