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Twitter Reacts To First Look At Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Movie

By Kristy Puchko | Film | September 17, 2018 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | September 17, 2018 |


The Joker origin movie continues to baffle us. Directed by The Hangover 1-3 helmer Todd Phillips, the yet-to-be-titled film will star Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, and co-star Marc Maron, who famously disdains superhero movies. Variety says it’ll maybe co-star Rober De Niro as a talk show host, who drives an average man to Clown Prince of Crime madness. And it won’t tie into the DCEU or end Jared Leto’s work as the Hot Topic version of the Joker. What does it all mean? We still have no idea. The plot is under wraps, but Phillips threw out another nonsensical piece of the puzzle yesterday when he released the first official image of his out-of-costume Joker, and called him “Arthur.”

Dustin shared the first official image in PLove.

Also online is this footage, in which a cigarette-smoking Phoenix approaches a clown on the street, laughs at him and then plucks off his red nose.

So what’re people saying about the latest version of Batman’s most iconic nemesis? We took to Twitter to find out.

This Joker movie is scheduled to hit theaters October 4, 2019. I can’t wait. Not so much for the movie, but for TK, our dedicated superhero movie-reviewing overlord, to have to be subjected to it.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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