The Clown Prince of Gotham City is getting a new face! Walk the Line star, Joaquin Phoenix, in the talks to play The Joker in the upcoming Joker origin movie. The film is currently untitled.
Director Todd Phillips says that Phoenix is the top choice to star in the film, even though Jared Leto who played The Joker in “Suicide Squad” is still on board to play the character.
Jared Leto most recently played the Joker in “Suicide Squad” and is likely to reprise that role in “Suicide Squad 2,” but will not be featured in this film.
The story will take place in the ’80s and have more of the look of a gritty crime drama than comic-book movie.
So far Warner Brothers has not commented.