Joker director Todd Phillips says his movie doesn't take anything from the comic books.
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Phillips says his movie is "not even doing Joker."
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"It's the story of becoming Joker," Phillips explained.
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In Joker, Joaquin Phoenix transforms into a gritty version of the Clown Prince of Crime.
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This origin story clearly will be very different from prior Joker origins.
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It seems Phillips and Phoenix have entirely thrown out the source material.
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Will comic book fans put aside expectations and embrace this version of the Joker?
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