Originally Posted by S.M.B.
Had no idea this was in production. What an odd project.
It's odd considering the gargantuan mess which is currently DC/WB's big screen ventures. They don't know what they want to do apart from make billions of dollars with these characters. They can see their end, but appear to have no idea how to go about the means.
However, the idea of a stand-alone Joker movie does interest me, especially once it isn't Leto and that
damaged Joker. Leto has good chops, but that SS movie and Joker interpretation has forever ruined him as Joker for me.
Pheonix seems to be cut from a similar cloth to other actors like Bale and Day Lewis, who absolutely devote themselves to a role. I love what he did with the iconic Johnny Cash in Walk The Line, I'm very interested to see what he does with this iconic fictional character.
My only reservation so far is the director Todd Phillips. Tbf, he directed one of my favourite comedies ever in Old School, but for a gritty Joker deconstruction I would prefer to see a more dramatic and reputable director in the genre brought in for this.
Also, the promo image above is one thing, but I really hope this Joker isn't just Anton Chigurh with a different name.
Here is some more general info about the movie, but story details are scarce so far...