Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will begin shooting this September

Joker HaHa Mirror T-Shirt
Joker HaHa Mirror T-Shirt

This really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. It’s almost like WB & DC have gone nutty. Hollywood Reporter has the full story.

“The Joker origin movie is officially a go at Warner Bros.

Joaquin Phoenix recently finalized his deal to star as the arch-nemesis of Batman and shooting is set to begin in September in New York.

Todd Phillips is directing the film and co-wrote the script, which the studio describes as being an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” Scott Silver co-wrote the script.

Warners has yet to stake out a release date for the film, which goes against the grain of most comic book movies that have flags planted years in advance. But the Joker stand-alone pic is meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies.

The project’s budget is in the $55 million range, significantly lower than the tentpoles that dominate the form. And the stand-alone is meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content (at least as experimental as a studio can be with established brands such as DC), which is described as being akin to a crime drama.

That said, there is a chance that the movie could be ready for release as early as late 2019, depending on various factors.”

Mark Hamill Confirmed to Return as The Joker in BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

Joker HaHa Mirror T-Shirt
Joker HaHa Mirror T-Shirt

Good news animated Joker fans, Mark Hamill is back.

Ever since an animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s 1988 graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke was announced by Warner Brothers and producer Bruce Timm at San Diego Comic-Con a few weeks back, fans have been fervently hoping that actor Mark Hamill, who voiced the Joker in the classic Batman: The Animated Series (as well as in a few other iterations over the years, most recently the Arkham Knight video game), would come out of “bad guy retirement” to play the Clown Prince of Crime one more time. Continue reading Mark Hamill Confirmed to Return as The Joker in BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

Just In: Joker Mask featuring Greg Capullo Art Tee

I remember last year when DC accidentally revealed Greg Capullo’s new look for the joker. I think it was a solicit for Batman #14 that DC spilled the beans in but #13 was when the debut of the terrifying new Joker look was intended.

Doesn’t matter now, all you need to know is Capullo is the man and his take on the Joker is simply epic and makes for a really great new shirt. Continue reading Just In: Joker Mask featuring Greg Capullo Art Tee