Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play Joker in Martin Scorsese's standalone film

Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play Joker in Martin Scorsese's standalone film

Virtually every single detail about this story is a little insane, so brace yourself. Currently, the team is awaiting Warner Bros.' official confirmation before commencing studio negotiation.

Confusingly, it has been reported that he will likely reprise the role in Suicide Squad 2 and the Joker-Harley Quinn movie that is now in development. Rumors claim that the "You Were Never Here" actor will be playing Joker in the DC villain's origin movie.

Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to assume the villainous role of The Joker in an upcoming Batman prequel. However, WB has not confirmed it as such, and there was once a time when Phoenix was in talks to play Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange, so don't take it as a done deal. And the bar for any actor who takes on the role is high. Phillips had allegedly met with Phoenix sometime in December to successfully convince the Inherent Vice actor to assume the role of The Joker.

The studio had tapped The Hangover director Todd Phillips past year to co-write a script with scribe Scott Silver.

The Gladiator star, 43, is Phillips' top choice for the role in his DC movie, which will be produced by Martin Scorsese.

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There is still a lot that remains unknown about the standalone project for one of the most notorious supervillains in history.

This also probably means we're going to get some version of the story about an up and coming criminal/killer who finds himself suddenly disfigured via a chemical bath.

The Joker was most recently played by Jared Leto in Suicide Squad.

"The movie would fall under a yet-to-be-announced new banner of DC Comics", Says Variety, "which would give the studio the opportunity to expand the canon of the iconic comic-book characters with unique story angles that aren't included in its current cinematic universe".

Phoenix was apparently indecisive about the project at the start.

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