Todd Phillips JOKER Gets A HARD R-Rating


It is hard to believe that anyone thought that the upcoming JOKER movie 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.



The resident super villain, Jay Washington is back in your ears and hearts once again for the 36th episode of The Mad Titan Podcast and this time around the is no one riding shotgun or sidekick and he is solo.

Jay talks about the fact that certain movies may never see the light of day, Disney tryna figure out what to do with Deadpool, Doctor Doom is done as far as his own movie goes, Birds of Prey is getting some action help and we are not bringing Joaquin Phoenix into our world, he and Todd Phillips are bringing us into his.

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It’s the 35th addition of The Mad Titan Podcast and this time the resident super villain, Jay Washington is joined by stand up comedian, actor and more B.T. Kingsley.

B.T and Jay talk about growing up nerdy and having friends discover your nerdness in later years, their journeys through standup comedy thus far and get into a LOT of nerd news with the Marvel and DC live action and cinematic universes.

The two talk about the news of Marvel Studios looking to cast a transgender actress, what does the news wave of diversity in tv/ film and comic books mean & how to “do it the right way”. they also get into who may be directing the Venom sequel (why Jay is not a fan of it), the Cloak and Dagger/Runaways crossover, Joker debuting in film festivals and so much more.

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It truly is barbershop talk for nerds so sit back relax and enjoy the convo.

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Ahead Of The Official Trailer Release We Have Our First Poster For JOKER


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.

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The origin tale of the Clown Prince of crime hits theaters on October 4th.

GOTHAM Shows Us “The Joker” Ahead Of Its Series Finale.


All things must inevitably come to an end and one of those things to reach that point is GOTHAM. Currently in its fifth and final season, the Batman prequel has faced many ups and downs.

Now ahead of it series finale on Thursday, the show has revealed the final look of Camerom Monaghan as Jeremiah aka “The Joker”


There are literally no other words to say here.

Jared Leto’s Joker Films Have Seemingly Been Scrapped


It seems as if Warner Bros has decided to clear up some of the proverbial clutter within the DC film universe. They are doing this by reportedly scrapping all of the projects involving Jared Leto’s version of the Joker.

This is according to a Forbes article. It seems that Leto’s Joker film has “fallen by the wayside” along with the “Mad Love-type Joker and Harley Quinn film.” Suicide Squad, itself, will reportedly move forward with a sort of “soft reboot,” and Forbes reports Margot Robbie’s Harley is not expected to return for the sequel.

“The Suicide Squad sequel…is expected to have a new cast of characters and avoid direct tie-in to the first film’s events,” Forbes reports. “Harley Quinn is not expected to return, and James Gunn’s script will be a new approach and rethinking of the property.”

News broke last year that Jared Leto’s Joker would be getting a solo film with him producing the project as well. Then it was followed by the announcement that DC would be a different revision with Joaquin Phoenix portraying the clown prince of crime and directed by Todd Phillips.

What are your thoughts are you sad to see the Grand Theft Auto version of the caped crusaders greatest villain go? Would you have loved to see him in more films.

Todd Phillips Shows Joaquin Phoenix In His Joker Makeup

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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.

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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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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.

A NEW Thomas Wayne Has Been Cast For JOKER

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One minute we had a Thomas Wayne the next minute we didn’t . Now we have one again and hopefully this one sticks.

Actor Brett Cullen who has already been within the caped crusaders universe will be making his return but this time as his father, Thomas Wayne in the Todd Phillips directed JOKER film. This comes after actor Alec Baldwin was cast in the role and 48 hrs later said he would no longer be portraying father of the future Batman.

As mentioned, Cullen is no stranger to the superhero world, having been in The Dark Knight Rises as a congressman he also was in Ghost Rider as Barton Blaze.

Cullen will play Wayne family patriarch, and Bruce Wayne’s father, Thomas Wayne, which reports suggest will deviate from the traditional comic book depictions. In Phillips’ film, Wayne will reportedly be portrayed as a 1980s businessman in the vein of Donald Trump rather than an altruistic physician.

Photos have recently released of Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, the failed stand up comedian who will eventually become the Clown Prince of Crime known as The Joker.

Alec Baldwin Is Now OUT Of Todd Phillips JOKER


Well that was quick. Only 48hrs after it was announced that Alex Baldwin would be portraying Thomas Wayne in the Todd Phillips JOKER movie. Baldwin has now officially pulled out of the project.

“I’m no longer doing that movie,” he told the USA TODAY. “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”

Baldwin also said that he has scheduling issues which will prevent him from being in the film.

JOKER will star Joaquin Phoenix and show how the character became the Clown prince of Crime.

Alec Baldwin Is Part Of Todd Phillips’ JOKER movie

News has just broken that Alec Baldwin has signed on to be part of the Todd Phillips helmed JOKER film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime.

The part that makes this even more interesting is who he is speculating to be portraying. It is rumored that Baldwin may be portraying Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne who is murdered and ultimately causes Bruce to become the caped crusader known as BATMAN. Thomas and his wife Martha in the comics are murdered after leaving the theater by a mugger named Joe Chill in the comics. However in the 1989 Batman film directed by Tim Burton, they were killed by Jack Napier (played by Jack Nicholson) who would ultimately become The Joker.

There has not been much information as to what the exact plot is for the film. But the cameras are set to begin rolling on September 10th.

Baldwin joins a growing cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond. As has been previously reported, Phillips’ take on the famed DC character will possess a grittier, ’80s sensibility.

Are you excited to hear about this addition to the lineup?