Gotham actor Cameron Monaghan has taken to social media to have a little fun and tease Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime in the upcoming standalone Joker movie.
Earlier this week, Get Out and Atlanta star Lakeith Stanfield recreated the test footage released of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. Now, Monaghan who plays the Jeremiah Valeska version of the Joker on FOX’s Batman prequel series has taken to Twitter to tease Phoenix’s Joker, sharing a gif of Mister Roger putting on a clown mask.
You can check it out below.
Official plot details are still under wraps but the Joker origin film is to be a gritty and grounded crime film set in 1980s Gotham City, separate from DC’s current shared cinematic universe in an effort to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon.
The story features the Clown Prince of Crime as a failed 1980s comedian who becomes The Joker after bombing with audiences, a deliberate nod to Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film The King of Comedy about a delusional comedian. The studio has officially described the film as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Todd Phillips (The Hangover) is directing from a script co-written by Scott Silver (8 Mile) and himself. He’s also producing the film alongside The Wolf of Wall Street producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff with Richard Baratta serving as executive producer. Production on the project is currently underway in New York City with a budget of $55 million.
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