Joker (2019)

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Joaquin Phoenix on His “Unique” Joker Movie and Why It Scares Him
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“I take a lot of time and consideration when making decisions and what I’m gonna work on always. So, in some ways, the process, which is obviously reading a script and meeting a filmmaker and then continuing to have meetings and discussions with Todd [Phillips]. I think he’s very impressive and he seems to have a very interesting understanding of this world and what he’s trying to say. And so there is something very appealing about that and working with him on this particular project. It feels unique, it is its own world in some ways, and maybe, mostly, it scares the fucking shit out of me or something. It might as well be the thing that scares you the most.”


“Three or four years ago, I called my agent and said ‘Why don’t they want to take one of these characters and just make a lower budget film about it, a movie but a character study, and why not take one of the villains?’ And I thought, ‘You can’t do the Joker, because, you know, it’s just you can’t do that character, it’s just been done.’ So I was trying to think of other characters, and he said ‘I’ll set up a general meeting with Warner Bros.’ And I said ‘I’m not gonna go, I can’t go to a general meeting.’ So I completely forgot about it, and so then I heard about this idea, I was like, ‘Oh that’s so exciting, that’s the kind of experience I wanted to have, with a movie based on a comic character.’ I felt like you could get something on screen.”

“I wouldn’t quite classify this as like any genre. I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero movie, or a studio movie or a … It feels unique, and I think more then anything, and probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, and so that’s exciting. I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real life struggles. And sometimes that is uncovered and exposed, and sometimes it isn’t, and so I always felt, like, there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserve the opportunity to be kind of studied. And so I think that’s what Todd sees appealing about this idea.’

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So continues the tradition of dumbass comedy directors of the 00s getting into dramatic fare, after McKay, Roach and Dobkin

Interesting I guess

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Visual effects supervisor Edwin Rivera will be joining the upcoming project. Rivera has a pretty varied filmography when it comes to visual effects, ranging from Marvel Cinematic Universe projects Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, to Titanic and 22 Jump Street.
Production designer Mark Friedberg (Across the Universe, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and costume designer Mark Bridges (Boogie Nights, Phantom Thread) have also reportedly signed on.

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Frances McDormand turned down the role of Joker’s mother.

This is going to be so bad. Joaq sinks.

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Allstar wrote:
July 18th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Frances McDormand turned down the role of Joker’s mother.

This is going to be so bad. Joaq sinks.
And yet she was in Transformers 3...yeah totally man!

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Thedarknight628 wrote:
July 18th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Allstar wrote:
July 18th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Frances McDormand turned down the role of Joker’s mother.

This is going to be so bad. Joaq sinks.
And yet she was in Transformers 3...yeah totally man!
The two comments weren’t meant to be connected really hence spacing them out. That being said I can see how it came off that way.

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He will be better than Leto's Joker but like at the same time, why?

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I dunno a Joker origin with a Mom almost sounds worse than Leto’s version already.

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