Warner Bros. is moving ahead with the Joker origin movie. Last week the studio announced that Joaquin Phoenix set to star.
The film will be titled Joker and shooting is set to begin in September in New York. The movie is set to be released October 4th, 2019.
Phoenix was recently asked his thoughts on following Ledger’s performance.
“I don’t know about that movie or character specifically, but I was thinking about it’s interesting with comics there’s different writers and artists that come on. It’s different than this character from literature being uniquely that. There are different interpretations. It’s so interesting; I was just thinking about it today, it seems so unique in some ways to comic books. I think there’s probably room for that. Maybe it’s like doing a play, like you always hear about people doing something, ‘You should have seen this actor in this performance,’ but then other actors do it and it’s a different kind of film. I think that genre, comic books, kind of lends itself to having different people play the same character and interpret it in a different way. It’s kind of built into the source material in some ways. I think it’s cool when people do that.”
Todd Phillips is signed on to direct the origin film.