New ‘Joker’ Set Footage Brings Gotham City To The 1980s

Joker Joaquin Phoenix Arthur Fleck Todd Phillips DC ComicsNew footage for the highly-anticipated new Joker movie directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is currently undergoing principal photography, and new set footage shows Gotham City being brought to life in a new light.

The footage in question doesn’t really give away any hints for the upcoming film. For the most part it involves seeing crew members from a distance working on the film. Additional details, such as a clown on the sidewalk and vehicles that were manufactured in the 1980s can also be seen. According to local residents, Joaquin Phoenix has been spotted on Market Street several times.

The footage comes courtesy of New Jersey News 12.

The filming for Joker is set to continue throughout Newark until Wednesday. The film is reportedly spending a good portion of it’s budget reshaping certain building facades in order to accurately reflect the 1980s. Details for the plot of the film have been hard to come by, but it is expected to take place during that time period and is believed to be, in part, inspired by the Alan Moore book, The Killing Joke.

Are any of you from Newark? Do you plan on seeking a peek at the set for the upcoming film? Let us know if you have a chance in the comments below!

Here is the reported plot synopsis for the film.

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.

Source: New Jersey News 12