RUMOR: Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Said To Be ‘Heartbreaking’

Joker Joaquin Phoenix Arthur Fleck Todd Phillips DC Comics Kevin SmithAccording to a new report by Revenge of the Fans, Joker will surprise audiences and certain material from the Joaquin Phoenix film was intentionally leaked to “throw people off.”

Throughout the fall of 2018, audiences were given a glimpse at director Todd Phillips’ Joker through set photos as production was underway in New York. However, Revenge of the Fans has heard that some of the material was purposefully leaked to throw audiences off and that certain scenes and sequences will be different when audiences finally see Joker.

The outlet also notes that terms such as “heartbreaking, “pitiful,” and “a tragedyhave been used to describe the film and that it will have political undercurrents in the vein of V for Vendetta with commentary on U.S. president Donald Trump. The reports also likens Joker to two films by Martin Scorsese, who was rumored to be a producer on the project at one point:

I’ve heard comparisons made between The Joker and the raw 70s/80s storytelling style of filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet. In particular, I keep hearing the film has a very “Taxi Driver meets The King of Comedy” vibe- which may explain why Scorsese was once rumored to be producing the film.

Are you excited to see this new take on the classic Batman villain? Share your thoughts below!

“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: Revenge of the Fans

Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More

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Batman v Superman Wonder Woman Justice League Suicide SquadPhotographer 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.

Batman v Superman Wonder Woman Justice League Suicide Squad

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

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film buff, political junkie, comic book geek, and board game enthusiast.