While unconfirmed reports a year ago claimed that Leonardo DiCaprio would possibly breathe life to Joker in the DC character's origin movie, the latest rumors claim that the planned movie may have already found the flawless actor to portray the role: Phoenix. You can check out Wiseau's tweet below.
In addition to directing, Phillips will help write the script while film icon, Martin Scorsese, will serve as producer for the gritty film that will follow the character's life in Gotham City and his road to becoming the infamous supervillain. Rumors circulated that Leonardo DiCaprio was the first person approached to star in Phillips' standalone film, though that didn't pan out.
Phoenix's supposed new Joker character is not to be confused with the Joker Jared Leto made famous in the DC comic's flick, "Suicide Squad". He was also the prime choice of DC to play Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Phillips, who is best known as the director of The Hangover trilogy, is co-writing and directing the movie, which is a part of the DC Extended Universe that includes films like Justice League and Wonder Woman.
The film is expected to be set in the 1980s era, detailing how the Joker ended up as one of the most well-known comic book mastermind criminals.
As alluded to earlier, Leto will not be featured in this film, since the movie would fall under a yet-to-be-announced new banner of DC Comics that would give rise to a whole new set of original storylines. Is he all talk?
And Joaquin Phoenix seemed to be making his own rules as he lit up a cigarette underneath a No Smoking sign while dining with a friend at Little Dom's in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.
It is unlikely that Wiseau will end up playing the Joker for Phillips, but just imagine what it would be like to see him as the iconic Batman villain.
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