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The Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie is filming this September…

July 11th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, never let it be said we don’t admit when we’re wrong because, well, we were wrong.

Honestly, hand-on-heart, I didn’t for a second believe this would happen and yet, here we are…

Joaquin Phoenix has finalised his deal to star as the Joker in the standalone movie set outside the DC Cinematic Universe with shooting is set to begin in September in New York.

The movie will be directed and co-wrote by Todd Phillips along with Scott Silver and is described as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” 

The movie is touted as being unlike any comicbook movie you’ve seen before with a low budget of $55 million range it is “meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content which is described as being akin to a crime drama.”

The movie could possibly see a release date of late 2019 but so far there’s no word on when we’ll see it.

Weirder and weirder.

Source: THR

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….