Director Todd Phillips shared the picture on Instagram with the caption, “Arthur.”
Director Todd Phillips on Sunday shared the primary look of star Joaquin Phoenix because the Joker within the as-yet-untitled origin film in regards to the iconic Batman supervillain. The picture, shared by Phillips on Instagram, options Phoenix in a inexperienced jacket and shirt with a scruffy hairdo and the trace of a smirk on his face. Absent are the character’s iconic clown make-up and inexperienced locks.
“Arthur,” Phillips captioned the image, seemingly confirming rumors that the character’s actual identify might be Arthur Fleck.
The stand-alone movie will comply with the origin of Batman’s most infamous foe as he transforms from a struggling slapstick comedian to a full-blown felony drive of nature. The film is described as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” Phillips co-wrote the script with The Fighter and The Finest Hours scribe Scott Silver.
Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron and Atlanta and Deadpool 2 breakout Zazie Beetz additionally star within the upcoming Warner Bros. movie, which is about for launch in October 2019. Alec Baldwin was briefly hooked up to star as Bruce Wayne’s father within the pic, however subsequently dropped out, saying he was “now not doing that film” and tweeting that he had not “been employed to play a job in Todd Phillips’ JOKER as some Donald Trump manque. That isn’t occurring.”
See the Phoenix picture, under.
This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.