The 80s & The Joker, So Hot Right Now. Todd Phillips' Joker Origin Starts Filming Soon
The Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix is surprisingly going to start filming much sooner than any of us expected.
This Joker origin story, not to be confused with the other Joker movie featuring the "Prime" universe version played by Jared Leto, will indeed be the first offering from the Warner Bros. and DC "Standalone" Universe. This movie will eventually be joined by director Matt Reeves' The Batman; which, you guessed it, is not starring Ben Affleck and someone else will suit up as the Dark Knight.
According to Omega Underground, director Todd Phillips and crew will head to New York to start production in September to begin work on the origin story of the Clown Prince of Crime, with Martin Scorsese serving as producer.
Rumor has it the film will be set in 1980's Gotham City and it's not too much of a stretch to think that given the film's location and Scorsese producing, this movie could have some tones that strike familiar to other projects of the legendary filmmaker's. Shit yes! The more I think about this film and those involved, the better it's sounding. This Joker origin will
I'm all for alternate arcs and noncanonical takes on characters. Especially, when they're talking about one of the more delightfully frightening and truly entertaining figures in all of pop culture. There is a wealth of fascinating material DC can tap into for everyone of their characters. Not only are these standalone stories a fantastic way to set themselves apart from Marvel, but they could be the key to WB/DC turning things around.
Besides, if DC is successful with this standalone universe, the doors over at Marvel could open up for some fantastic and dare I say, utterly spectacular movies. Oh, hey Old Man Logan. I didn't see you there.
No official release date has been given, but the film will likely be in theaters in late summer or early fall of 2019.