Tommy Wiseau Wants Joaquin Phoenix's Role In The Joker Origin Film

Tommy Wiseau Wants Joaquin Phoenix's Role In The Joker Origin Film

Tommy Wiseau Wants Joaquin Phoenix's Role In The Joker Origin Film

To recall, it was previous year when Warner Bros announced that it would be producing a solo "Joker" movie that will be separate from the studio's current brand of DC movies, the DCEU, which interconnects the story of other DC movies.

Insiders have revealed that Jared Leto's iteration of the famous villain, last seen in 2016's Suicide Squad, will continue to play out in other DC Comics projects, as Phoenix's film will have no effect on Leto's role whatsoever.

Responding to a tweet from Variety announcing three-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix's candidacy for the role in director Todd Phillips' standalone Joker origin movie, Wiseau instructed Phillips to direct message him. Currently, the team is awaiting Warner Bros.' official confirmation before commencing studio negotiation.

Todd Phillips (The Hangover, War Dogs) is directing and co-writing the script with Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter).

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.

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The film is expected to be set in the 1980s era, detailing how the Joker ended up as one of the most well-known comic book mastermind criminals. Phillips had allegedly met with Phoenix sometime in December to successfully convince the Inherent Vice actor to assume the role of The Joker.

If and when produced, this movie will mark a new kind of acting era for Phoenix, who has previously been considered for crime roles such as Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and Disney-Marvel's "Doctor Strange", yet turned both down.

It just means that Phoenix will take on the character's role in this particular movie, which will allegedly fall under a new banner of DC Comics that will broaden the studio's opportunities to branch out with side storylines not included in its cinematic universe.

Phoenix now stars in the 2018 flick "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot".

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