New pieces of concept art from Joaquin Phoenix’s award-winning turn in Joker have been released.
Joker ended up being one of the most successful comic book movies of all-time both critically and financially. Not only did Joaquin Phoenix win Best Actor at the Oscars for his portrayal of Arthur Fleck, but the film also earned over a billion dollars worldwide on a reported $55 million budget.
There were initially reports that Todd Philips was developing a sequel to Joker, but the director has since shut them down for now. In Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, New York City and Newark were both used for Gotham City and presented a gritty, ’80s look for the film. New Joker concept art from Hugh Sicotte explores the different locations that were used in the film, and you can check them out below.
Concept art from JOKER.
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Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
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