Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Joker Director Todd Phillips shares first glimpse of Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker Todd Phillips Reveals First Look at Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’ Movie
Angelica Greene | 17 September, 2018, 14:53

The Joker has, of course, used many aliases over the years, but most have always involved a "J" somewhere (Jack Napier, Jack White etc.), so it's something of a departure for this incarnation to omit the letter entirely.

Today, Phillips shared the below photo of Phoenix as the proto-Joker, here named Arthur...reports are that the touchstone inspiration is The King of Comedy, one of the great under-discussed Scorsese films.

While Phoenix is not pictured with the Joker's traditional clown makeup or green hair, it is quite interesting to see what the man looks like before his big transition.

DC's upcoming project based around the iconic Batman villain was wise to select an actor of Joaquin Phoenix's quality. And sure, in all likelihood, yes, he's Gotham City's so-called Clown Prince of Crime.

Todd Phillips making a serious, grounded movie about the Joker is odd enough.

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President Donald Trump touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way of Florence. Florence was a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds on Thursday.

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A failure of that plan, and a subsequent departure without an agreement, would leave producers facing heavy tariffs, they added. The CBI said the notices also showed the extent of disruption consumers can expect if "ideology wins over evidence".

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Storage isn't as generous as that offered on the more expensive devices, with just 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options. Both come with a dual camera behind them - 12 megapixel and telephoto lens - and a 7-megapixel camera in front.

We do not yet have the vintage Joker look of Phoenix yet.

Better yet, we can see Arthur's penchant for mischief and perhaps his deranged mindset in Phoenix's performance. Rupert Pupkin himself, Robert De Niro, also has a role in this film. It will be made on a budget of 55 million dollars and will be more of a dark character study than the usual comic-book caper.

After the disappointing critical reception to their DC Extended Universe of movies, Warner Bros hopes for the Joker movie to start a new spin-off series of one-shot movies. Check out the photo in the gallery below, and you can also click on the link to Just Jared for a look at some of Phoenix on the Harlem, New York set!

Joker (or whatever it ends up being called) hits cinemas October 4th, 2019.

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