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Holy crap! Images leak of Joaquin Phoenix on set as Joker and he looks fantastic! UPDATED: Video added and more images

September 23rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

We got the camera roll footage of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker a couple of days ago (here) and he looked pretty creepy in it but now we have a few awesome new images of him on set in costume and… oh, my.

The images (below) show him dressed in full clown gear at what seems to be a protest of some sort – there are other people dressed in clowns if you look closely and people hold placards, so we’re guessing this means at some point he ‘becomes’ Joker as we know him.

Also – conspiracy theory alert! – are we the only ones who feel this looks like it could be the origins of Thee Joker we met in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies played by the late Heath Ledger? We’re getting a serious Ledger vibe off this Joker.

It’s probably not… but still, nothing is impossible (continues after image).

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker,” starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,” “Molly’s Game”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle Rock”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” “Barry”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” “GLOW”), Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Going in Style”), and Shea Whigham (upcoming “First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”).

Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (“The Fighter”), based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

Behind the scenes, Phillips is joined by director of photography Lawrence Sher (upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “The Hangover” trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (“Selma,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), editor Jeff Groth (“War Dogs,” “The Hangover Part III”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (“Phantom Thread,” “The Artist”).

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in Association with BRON Creative, a Joint Effort Production, “Joker” is set for release October 4, 2019, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Joker gets the last laugh on October 4th, 2019

Check out the images below, Phoenix really looks great in the role…

The UPDATED video is at the bottom of the page

    

Here’s the footage

UPDATED:

More images:

Plus another official image from Todd Phillips:

And finally, Phillips also released this official image of Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz as the love interest in the movie…

 

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So excited to be working with @zaziebeetz. Joker. 📷@nikotavernise

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….