Director Todd Phillips revealed that he had several fruitful creative differences with actor Joaquin Phoenix over the character of Joker, one of the most iconic and complex villains in the Batman lore.
Todd Phillips' Joker, which stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, is not related to the larger DC film universe, which reportedly still has Jared Leto in the role of the Clown Prince of Crime. It releases on October 4, 2019.
The latest look is the most intriguing since it depicts Joaquin Phoenix's Joker as an actual performing clown in a circus. Was he a circus clown before he became insane? It also shows what may be the softer side of the famed DC villain.
Joker follows the journey of Arthur Fleck from a mentally-ill, failed comedian, to his rise as Gotham City's Clown Prince of Crime. The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, which was attended by director Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix and Zazie Beetz