In a recent interview, Joker star Marc Maron shared his issues with Marvel Studios’ movies and why he doesn’t like comic book movies in general.
Joker appears to be taking comic book movies in a new direction based off the trailers and its standalone premise. The film is already getting some Oscar buzz around Joaquin Phoenix’s performance and could prove to be a game-changer for the genre. It seems the film’s unique take on the comic book character is what brought Marc Maron onto the project, not the source material. Marc Maron shared his true feelings on comic book films as a whole on Conan in a recent interview:
“I have some issues with them and I generally don’t like them. I don’t wanna be bullied into seeing those movies. I’m a grown-up, I’m not seven, and I think those movies are for grown, male nerd childs.”
You can watch the entire interview below:
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Here is the official synopsis for 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, 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.