It is hard to believe that anyone thought that the upcoming JOKERmovie starring Joaquin Phoenix would get any other rating than R. Now it is officially confirmed to be an R-rated film and a HARD R at that. The films rating was given by the Motion Picture Association of America. According to the movie’s official website, the Clown Prince of Crime’s first solo movie will feature, “Strong Bloody Violence, Disturbing Behavior, Language and Brief Sexual Images.”
It has been constantly going around that the Todd Phillips directed film would be aimed at a much older movie as this is not the ordinary comic book movie. One of the main things that has been said is that there will be “disturbing behavior”. So on top of what we have seen in the trailers that give off the vibes a lot of weird stuff will happen.
A new still from the film has been released and it is more of Joaquin in the makeup, which is not a bad thing at all. If these photos showed us more Arthur Fleck than Joker there would be an uproar.
Keep in mind a new trailer will be dropping at the end of the month as well.
So much hype and anticipation has surrounded the Todd Phillips JOKER starring Joaquin Phoenix. We’ve seen many behind the scenes photos, looks and small videos. Now we have the first official poster with the official trailer dropping tomorrow.
The origin tale of the Clown Prince of crime hits theaters on October 4th.
From finding out more about the plot of the upcoming Joker film to seeing Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, the failed stand-up comedian who will eventually become the clown prince of crime we are getting more and more from Todd Phillips’ upcoming project.
Now thanks to the director himself we have our first look at Phoenix in his full makeup. Check out the post below.
Joaquin Phoenix is an incredible actor, with the amazing ability to convey any type of emotion or demeanor needed for a role. Seeing him with the makeup on and this creepy smile is indeed TERRIFYING. It honestly has the vibes of legendary serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Let us say this first and foremost: it has not OFFICIALLY been announced that Phoenix will take on the mantle of the Clown Prince of Crime, but Phoenix has said that he is up to the challenge and not afraid to fill the big shoes .
Those shoes of course belong to the late Heath Ledger. His portrayal of the Joker in “The Dark Knight” was so captivating it won him an Oscar for best supporting actor. In a recent interview the actor did not confirm nor deny that he would be part of the Todd Phillips standalone film that is reportedly going to be set in the 90s.
“I don’t know about that movie or character specifically, but I was thinking about it’s interesting with comics there’s different writers and artists that come on. It’s different than this character from literature being uniquely that. There are different interpretations. It’s so interesting; I was just thinking about it today, it seems so unique in some ways to comic books. I think there’s probably room for that. Maybe it’s like doing a play, like you always hear about people doing something, ‘You should have seen this actor in this performance,’ but then other actors do it and it’s a different kind of film. I think that genre, comic books, kind of lends itself to having different people play the same character and interpret it in a different way. It’s kind of built into the source material in some ways. I think it’s cool when people do that.”
Phoenix could definitely pull off the role but there has been much hesitation as to who should be under the makeup after the less than well received criticism of Academy Award winner, Jared Leto from the Suicide Squad film. He may definitely have an easier chance if you will, with this project said to be closely following the source material.
What do you all think? Do you want to see Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in a Joker origin film or do you even want an origin film at all? Let us know below.