Comicbook.com reports Dante Pereira-Olson (You Were Never Really Here) has joined the cast of Todd Phillips’ Joker origin film which is currently in production.
Pereira-Olson is set to play a young Bruce Wayne in the film. He joins the cast which includes Joaquin Phoenix, Marc Maron, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Josh Pais, and Brett Cullen who plays Thomas Wayne.
Set in the 1980s, Joker features the Clown Prince of Crime as a failed comedian who becomes the iconic Batman villain after bombing with audiences, a direct nod to Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film The King of Comedy about a delusional comedian. The film has been officially described as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Phillips 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. Joker will be separate from DC’s current shared cinematic universe in an effort to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon.
Here is the synopsis:
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.
Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Marc Maron, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Josh Pais, and Brett Cullen.
Joker hits theaters October 4, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of DC Films as we learn it.
New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera
DC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.
DC Comics’ Justice League and Aquaman series’ will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publisher is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.’ upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry and Amber Heard’s Mera have been released with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.
You can check out the first cover below and click “next” to continue the gallery!
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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.
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.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.