Get A Load Of Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker In First-Look Pic And Footage
Director Todd Phillips posted a first look of the actor as The Joker in his untitled origins movie on Sunday ― perhaps before the villain’s makeup transformation into Batman’s nemesis, Variety reported.
“Arthur,” reads the caption, giving credence to earlier reports that the character’s real name would be Arthur Fleck.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot follows Arthur’s arc from a struggling stand-up comedian to infamous criminal. It’s been described as a “gritty character study.”