This is not “The Joker” fans saw in “Suicide Squad”.
Director Todd Phillips shared a first look at lead actor Joaquin Phoneix as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new origin movie. “Arthur,” Phillips simply captioned the Instagram photo.
Phoenix will star as The Joker in the new movie with the iconic Robert De Niro, “Deadpool 2” star Zazie Beetz and “GLOW” actor Marc Meron set to appear.
Warner Bros. is taking a new approach when it comes to their DC Comics properties. Just because Phoenix will play The Joker in their new origin movie does not mean Jared Leto can’t or won’t reprise his “Suicide Squad” role in a separate project.
Other actors to take on the Clown Prince of Crime include Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, with the latter winning a posthumous Oscar for his performance.
“The Joker” cackles his way to theatres Oct. 4, 2019.