News: Todd Philips Teases Production Start on The Joker Starring Joaquin Phoenix

In the last year or so, the Joaquin Phoenix movie that will feature the actor portraying the iconic Clown Prince of Crime went from a wild internet rumor to a verified project that would tell an '80 based origin story. With an amazing cast attached to the film and Martin Scorsese producing, it looks like the Todd Philips movie is finally getting underway. Just a little bit ago, he teased an image on Instagram with the quote "Here we go." attached. This is an obvious nod to Heath Ledger's version of the Joker in The Dark Knight

If this is a sign of things to come, DC may be ready to launch a successful alternative universe. Philips' Joker has been given a meager budget of only $55 million and is said to be based on Scorsese's crime sagas of the '80s.
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