After several rumors that pointed to that actor Joaquin Phoenix would be the one who would give the new Joker, has been confirmed today that this is totally true and that it will be Warner Bros. who will support the project.
After the bad reception he had the Joker from Jared Leto among the public, then new Suicide Squad, the company decided that it would be a good idea to have someone new to give him a bit of madness, eccentricity and maturity to the sinister and sarcastic clown.
In this way it was as they started with the auditions, and among them arose the name of Leonardo DiCaprio, who apparently was a strong candidate to become the protagonist of the plot, but apparently it was only an idea because the Joker already has a name and a surname.
The new tape, which will be directed by Todd Phillips and written by Scott Silver, recount the origin of one of the villains and enemies of Batman.
It is said that the story will be set in the 80s, and that instead of having a connection with the world of DC, rather, it will be something independent, as it will focus on the birth of the character, the psychology of which he has, his extreme actions, and how this has an impact on the society in which he lives.
To achieve the foregoing, Warner Bros. gave him a budget for the film $ 55 million, and it seems that you use them very soon, as it is planned that the recordings begin in September of this year just in New York.
To have a good product and not one that is noticed, rushed and without energy, it is said that the premiere of the film could be in 2019.
The official presentation of Phoenix as the Joker, will be held the following week at the Comic With San Diego, which will take place from 19 to 22 July.