Earlier in the week, we heard about Joaquin Phoenix being the most likely name to play the lead role in Todd Phillips Joker Origin film, and now BossLogic has created some art hinting at how Phoenix might look like the Joker. There is not much information related to the Joker origin film. We heard Leonardo DiCaprio’s name doing rounds after reports of his four meetings with Phillips came out. Although the Academy Award winner superstar is unlikely to play the role, Joaquin Phoenix is probably a better choice and excitement is ramping up.
BossLogic created another masterpiece showing Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker with some more scars on his face and wielding a smoking gun. Phoenix can be identified in the artwork featuring piercing blue eyes and the iconic green hair/purple suit. It has darker colors and is less vibrant than expected. If they manage to strike a deal, Todd Phillips would be better off taking this darker route to create the character’s look.
Rumors have been doing rounds about Joaquin Phoenix being the leader to play Joker’s role in the origin movie, and we must recall that he was supposed to play Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman and had even negotiated playing Dr. Strange in MCU, but, he pulled out. Phoenix’s name has been discussed in the superhero circles for a long time now, thus, let’s see whether it comes true this time. The announcement about a Joker solo film was made six months back and this is the first time that we have heard about it in 2018.
According to reports, the Joker origin film is set in the 80s and will be separate from DCEU. It will start a new division of DC Films which will exist in tandem with films like Justice League and Wonder Woman 2. The solo film has created confusion about Jared Leto’s version of Joker among fans and even for the star. Fans wonder how will WB manage the Joker origin movie with Suicide Squad 2 which is expected to start production shortly.
The internet has positively responded to the chances of Joaquin Phoenix playing the Joker, thus, let’s hope he gets the role. A new DC Films banner is also going to be quite a fascinating option, especially after the failure of the DCEU to get going as desired. There is a great deal for DC fans to look forward to with Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2, Shazam!, Flashpoint, Suicide Squad 2 and now the Joker origin movie. Go ahead and check out Joaquin Phoenix as Joker below, courtesy BossLogic’s Instagram profile.