I’m personally getting rather bored with the Joker, but obviously Warner Bros. thinks that many have the opposite opinion, because in addition to a planned solo movie for Jared Leto’s iteration of The Joker [who I thought was dreadful in the role, but never mind], the planned Joker origin story with Todd Phillips [ummm, not sure about that one] in the director’s chair and Joaquin Phoenix [now he should be great] on board to play the Clown Prince of Crime has just been officially confirmed by ‘THR’.
The film will reportedly be made on a $55 million production budget, with shooting set to begin in New York this coming September. It will apparently be:
“A crime drama that will be darker and more experimental in tone and content, an exploration of a man disregarded by society that is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Scott Silver has co-written the script with Phillips.