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Plot details revealed for Joker movie? Plus DeNiro confirmed and Deadpool 2 star looking likely

July 22nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

A new rumour has hit the interwebs about the standalone Joker movie.

It seems that some new story details have emerged and we’re not sure what to make of them.

The movie starts filming in September with Joaquin Phoenix as the clown prince of crime but now according to That Hashtag Show, the movie will reveal one of comics’ greatest mysteries…

“The Joker’s real name in the movie will be Arthur Fleck. He comes back home to the city to live with his older (possibly dying) mother in her apartment. Fleck’s mother was described to That Hashtag Show as “very attractive in her youth“, “obsessed with her former employer” and unable to believe “this is what her life has come to.”

Wait, the Joker’s real name will be A Fleck? Affleck? Really?! Hmmmmmm…

In related news, it seems that Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz is in talks for a single mother role and some believe that may make here the love interest. The character is reportedly called Sophie Dumond.

And finally, as we reported a couple of weeks back, it seems Robert DeNiro has signed on to the movie and will play TV presenter Murray Franklin.


Joker will hit theaters October 4th, 2019

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….