Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Joker Movie Goes After Deadpool 2 Star Zazie Beetz

Joker Movie Goes After Deadpool 2 Star Zazie Beetz

Deadpool 2 Star Zazie Beetz is in talks to join the cast of the Joker Origin Movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime.

Take this one with a pinch of salt for now, but Revenge of the Fans is reporting that the Joker origin movie has indeed carved out room for De Niro, but he won't be playing Carmine Falcone as initially rumored. He was more of a hipster-looking character with tattoos and gold teeth, as opposed to the utterly unhinged version that Heath Ledger played and the semi-campy version that Jack Nicholson did.

The Joker movie is expected to remain separate from the main cinematic universe, but Warner Bros. has quite a few other DC projects on the horizon. However, Phoenix never imagined that it would be for a Joker Origin Movie.

Joker opens in theaters on October 4, 2019.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film's budget falls in the modest $55 million range and will begin shooting in September.

He also discussed the tone and uniqueness of his take on the Joker for this solo movie.

Coming from Todd Phillips (The Hangover, War Dogs) and executive producer Martin Scorsese, the film will simply be called Joker. The studio describes Phillips" film as being an "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.' Phillips and Scott Silver co-wrote the script.

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