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THE JOKER starring Joaquin Phoenix (Todd Phillips, 2019)
From Barry's article, this is all you need to know: The film is eyeing a mid- to late-2018 production start, but an insider with knowledge of the project said it could be delayed by rewrites, which are currently underway by Phillips and “8 Mile” veteran Scott Silver.

Yeah, delayed. Never happens.
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(03-09-2018, 06:29 AM)barry woodward Wrote: "Todd Phillips’ planned Joker origin movie will portray Batman’s arch-nemesis as a failed 1980s comedian who becomes the clown prince of crime after bombing with audiences, insiders exclusively told TheWrap."
I'm...kind of amazed that they seem to have stumbled onto the exact same backstory as the newspaper Spider-Man comic strip's exceedingly lame totally-not-the-Joker guest villain from a few years back.
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(03-09-2018, 09:23 AM)boone daniels Wrote: So more Killing Joke worship.

Great.

No more Killing Joke.

There's also the animated series take that had him moonlighting as a comic while also working as a mob hitman in his pre-Joker days. But, yeah, those involved are probably thinking Killing Joke.

(03-09-2018, 09:27 AM)bartleby_scriven Wrote: This movie never happens.

The more I hear about it, the more I hope it doesn't.
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If this does actually see the light of day it will bomb. Guaranteed.
Originally Posted by ImmortanNick 

Saw Batman v Superman.
Now I know what it's like to see Nickelback in concert.

That's my review.
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WB/DC get the Joker they deserve, but not the one they need right now.
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Tommy Wiseau, DCEU fan. Perfect.
Originally Posted by ImmortanNick 

Saw Batman v Superman.
Now I know what it's like to see Nickelback in concert.

That's my review.
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This is officially greenlit on a $55 million budget, Phoenix is in, starts shooting September in NYC.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v...go-1126127
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I am thoroughly perplexed, yet, intrigued by this film.
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It's a film that has so little reason to exist that one almost wonders if it couldn't achieve Battlefield Earth levels of epic badness.
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If the Joker must have an origin story I prefer that it be multiple choice.
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(07-10-2018, 07:45 PM)commodorejohn Wrote: It's a film that has so little reason to exist that one almost wonders if it couldn't achieve Battlefield Earth levels of epic badness.

It's destined to since they'll try to make the Joker character sympathetic and ultimately fail since he's a batshit insane mass murderer in clown makeup.
Originally Posted by ImmortanNick 

Saw Batman v Superman.
Now I know what it's like to see Nickelback in concert.

That's my review.
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Here's what I propose: Phoenix and Leto in...

"Joker v. Joker: Dawn of INjustice!"

Capitalize both the "i" and the "n" in "INjustice," naturally.
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Uh huh. I'll put this on my dvd shelf right next to the Phoenix version of Dr.Strange, Affleck solo That Batman, and the Jared Leto/Men in Black/ 22 Jump Street/ Sinister Six crossover film.

WB executive: "I want a gritty crime drama. I want it DC comics. I want the budget to have the number 5 in it. I don't care who it is, what it is, but I want it right now and it better have the goddamn number 5 in it."
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I am absolutely thrilled that WB had the guts to greenlight this.

Since they already ruined the Joker with Leto they should just retcon his origin into him being a traveling novelties salesman who gets bitten by a radioactive clown.
Originally Posted by ImmortanNick 

Saw Batman v Superman.
Now I know what it's like to see Nickelback in concert.

That's my review.
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(07-10-2018, 10:49 PM)headless fett Wrote: I am absolutely thrilled that WB had the guts to greenlight this.

Since they already ruined the Joker with Leto they should just retcon his origin into him being a traveling novelties salesman who gets bitten by a radioactive clown.

I don’t think Leto “ruined the Joker”. Just because he put a different spin on the character that had at least 3 totally different live action interpretations before it doesn’t mean the character is ruined. 

I’m curious to see where this goes. But for now I’m in the “meh” group.
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Joaquin Phoenix Opens Up About His "Unique" Joker Movie http://bit.ly/2Ldcoco
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Per El Mayimbe on Twitter:

DC NEWS NUGGET: Frances McDormand passed on playing Joaquin Phoenix's mom in Todd Phillip's UNTITLED JOKER ORIGIN movie. They want a name for the mom.
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(07-16-2018, 09:22 PM)shaunh Wrote: They want a name for the mom.
Isn't it obvious? Batman can't actually succeed in bringing the Joker in because his mother is also named Martha!
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What about Kim Basinger, just for the lulz?
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he may be on to something

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(07-16-2018, 09:39 PM)bradito Wrote: What about Kim Basinger, just for the lulz?

she loves purple!
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