Joaquin Phoenix already turned down the role of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman, so maybe he’ll agree to be The Joker in a movie directed by the dude who did The Hangover movies. Sure to be a big hit. Big hit.
Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play the Clown Prince of Crime in Warner Bros. and Todd Phillips’ untitled Joker origin movie. While studio negotiations are not yet underway, Phillips has made it clear that Phoenix is the top choice to star and sources now tell Variety that, after thinking it over, Phoenix has agreed to the role. WB had no comment. Phillips is on board to co-write and direct the movie. Phillips had met with Phoenix before the new year and was just waiting for the studio’s go-ahead, sources say.
If you’re DC and you see that Margot Robbie was the best part of Suicide Squad, then you see that Wonder Woman was your best movie to date, then you see that Black Panther is about to break every Marvel record, this first thing you should think to yourself is, “hey, we should make another Joker movie.” Another Joker movie is sure to turn things around. Especially if he has CGI scars.