Brian Tyree Henry recently talked about his involvement with Todd Philips’ Joker and what to expect from the upcoming film.
Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry has become a bigger name in Hollywood. Henry originally garnered acclaim on the small screen with his portrayal of Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles on the FX series Atlanta and has worked his way up into starring in huge comic book films like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In that film, Henry voiced Miles Morales’ father, Jefferson Davis.
However, Brian Tyree Henry recently made the switch from Marvel to DC with his role in the upcoming Todd Phillips movie Joker. Not much is known about the film other than the fact that it will be set in the 1980s and focus on the origin story of the iconic Batman villain. The film has been shot and is currently in post-production, but we don’t know much about what fans can expect from the story. However, it seems Brian Tyree Henry may have just given us our first big plot reveal.
While talking about Joker with Observer, Brian Tyree Henry went into what the film is going to focus on and how it affects Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime. Here’s what he told the site:
“The film really goes into just the origin story villains are never born that way, they’re made. There’s something that happens in their lives that they give up their faith in humanity; they see the flaws of humanity and mankind and feel like they must correct it. And what happens with ‘Joker’ is you start to see how he really was a happy person. He really was trying to find this hope in humanity until it broke him down and he just had to give up and reshape it.”
Henry then went on to reveal more about Joker and specifically the key relationship at the center of the film.
There’s going to be a connection [made] about a boy and his mother, that is another thing that you’re going to see — that he was capable of love at some point. But, at the end of the day, I think it’s all about how he was made that way, how he didn’t start being that kind of person.
The film’s story was said to heavily rely on the Joker’s interaction with the people around him. Ultimately, it seems that the Joker’s mom may play a huge role in the film and her potential death may be what drives the Joker crazy.
While we still have no clue who Brian Tyree Henry is playing, it is doubtful that he will be anyone from the comics. It seems Joker is going to be a big departure from the comics with the film seemingly giving fans a full origin of the Clown Prince of Crime. The idea of a Joker origin has been touched on in comics like The Killing Joke, but currently, there is no definitive backstory for the character.
As it stands, we still know very little about the film, and all of the updates we have been given could completely change by the time the movie comes out. Fans can expect Joker to hit theaters October 4, 2019
Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, Bryan Callen, and Robert De Niro.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos