The description for a brand new character for Joker offers details about the possibility of Batman villain Rupert Thorne appearing in the movie. Set in the '80s during the Clown Prince of Crime's early days as a failed comedian, the movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character will give DC's most iconic villain his own origin story. Todd Phillips is set to direct, while principal photography is scheduled to begin this September with a budget of $55 million.
Last week, more details emerged regarding Joker, including the possible reveal of the villain's real name: Arthur Fleck. Story details are still scant at the moment, but rumor has it that the movie might set up a deeper connection between Fleck and his arch-nemesis, Batman, as the two may actually be half-brothers. It will, however, be separate from the existing DCEU continuity and is poised to launch a brand new DC Films label that will be either DC Black or DC Dark.
Geeks WorldWide is reporting a brand new role in the Phoenix-led comic book movie. Based on the description, fans can expect the mysterious role will play a significant supporting part in the Joker's origin film. Check out the full character breakdown below:
MR. WARNER Supporting Male (60-70) [MR. WARNER] male, Caucasian, 60s, a deeply-tanned, hair dyed so black it was almost blue, highly successful, New York City businessman, rumored to be running for Mayor. He’s a public figure in the city and a symbol of wealth [STRONG SUPPORTING]
While the character description in itself doesn't reveal whether the role will be a friend or a foe to Fleck, Geeks WorldWide noted that the description fits Thorne's characterization. The DC villain was supposed to make his big screen debut in Tim Burton's Batman, playing the political rival of Thomas Wayne. In the scrapped concept, Thorne would've orchestrated the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, sparking Bruce's interest in being Batman. Considering that Thomas is poised to play a pivotal part in Joker, it's possible that an updated version of this subplot might come to fruition in Joker, making Thorne's involvement sensible.
Vincent Falcone is another possible candidate for the mysterious part. A powerful crime lord, Vincent has a son, Carmine Falcone, who takes over the family business when his father passed away. The Falcones owe a debt of gratitude to Thomas after Bruce's father saved Carmine when he was shot by a member of a rivaling crime family.
After months of rumblings, it was confirmed earlier this week that Robert De Niro is in talks to join Joker. Considering the latest character description to emerge for the film, many are wondering if it's the one Warner Bros. wants De Niro to play. Previous reports, however, have insinuated that he may be up for a different part, portraying Murray Franklin, a late-night-TV host.
Source: Geeks WorldWide
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