Fans have gotten one final glimpse of Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, as filming on the project has reportedly wrapped. It was over a year ago that Warner Bros. announced Joker, with the film acting as an origin story for the iconic Batman villain. The film stars Phoenix as the Joker, a.k.a. Arthur Fleck, and is being directed by Todd Phillips, best known for his comedic work.
While superhero movies are often quite secretive during production, fans have been kept up to date on the development of Joker. Aside from Phoenix, Zazie Beetz was cast as Sophie Dumond, and Robert De Niro was cast as the character Murray Franklin. Fans have also been treated to an array of set photos from Joker, including some that revealed Joker's costume for the movie, as well as others that depicted the Joker wreaking havoc in New York. Each adaption of the character tends to have their own unique style, and Joker seems to be no exception, with possible inspirations drawn from serial killer John Wayne Gacy and Heath Ledger's version of the character. Now fans have yet another look at this Joker's design, as more set photos have been released.
In images provided by Daily Mail, Phoenix can be seen in his full Joker costume and makeup as he poses for still photos as the Clown Prince of Crime. He also posed on a steep set of stairs as his character's alter ego Arthur Fleck, as well as for a scene involving Beetz's character. Beetz can be seen walking down the stairs with a small child, as Phoenix lurks at the top of the stairway. The set photos give fans yet another great look at both characters, and additionally Daily Mail is also reporting that production has wrapped on Joker, although this has yet to be officially confirmed by those involved with the production.
While Phoenix's Joker movie is the next Joker film fans will see, it certainly isn't the only movie in development that revolves around the Clown Prince of Crime. Warner Bros. Pictures has a total of six Joker-related films in development, which includes Phoenix's origin story and several films revolving around Jared Leto's version of the Joker. While Leto may not be done with the villain role just yet, Phoenix's take on the Joker seems to be much more popular with comic book fans.
With the gritty approach Phillips seems to be bringing to the film, it makes sense that Joker might be rated R. Many people are speculating that Joker will help Warner Bros. reboot the DCEU, while also being a part of their non-DCEU line of films; rumored to be called DC Dark or DC Black. Others have theorized that Joker could even lead to the downfall of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Regardless of how the movie does or doesn't effect the DCEU and the MCU, Joker will more than likely draw a lot of people into the theater.
Source: Daily Mail
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