The latest photos from the set of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker may have spoiled a big plot point from the highly-anticipated DC Comics origin movie.
Taken on the set of the movie in Newark, New Jersey, Just Jared’s photos show Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime sitting in the back of a police car. It appears that he’s been captured and arrested by the police, with many believing that this moment takes place towards the film’s ending, though that obviously remains to be seen. Check out the photos below.
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Warner Bros. is looking to tap into Scorsese classics such as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, with the film set in a gritty and grounded 1980s Gotham City. Todd Phillips is directing the standalone piece, which is said to be separate from the DC Extended Universe in an effort to create new and unique storylines to expand the canon.
Phillips also wrote the script with Scott Silver, the man behind the 2002 drama film 8 Mile starring Eminem. The project is said to focus on the Clown Prince of Crime as a failed 1980s comedian who becomes The Joker after bombing with audiences.
Opening in theaters on October 4, 2019, Joker also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, Bryan Callen and Robert De Niro.