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Joker origin movie nearly confirmed - with Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role

While there have been rumours for some time, it now appears that Joaquin Phoenix has signed on to star as the Joker in the upcoming origin movie, that will be separate from the current DCEU canon.

The film is being put together by Todd Phillips with an expected September start of production.

Narratively unlinked to the larger DCEU (which has it's own Jared Leto starring solo Joker movie in the works), it is a surprise to see Warner creating two competing mythologies of one of DC's main villains.

Our guess, given the aim to kick off in September, is that the Phoenix/Phillips film could arrive in cinemas either in late 2019 or early 2020.

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