Following director Todd Phillips offering a first look, now footage of Joaquin Phoenix as the character “Arthur” from the solo origins Joker flick has hit the net.
The footage shows Joaquin Phoenix’s character exiting “Amusement Mile,” which in DC Comics lore is the location of a carnival in the north-east corner of Gotham City.
Joaquin Phoenix can be seen spitting as he exists, and then he argues with a clown, where he pulls the clown’s nose off and throws it down the street.
The scene is being filmed in NYC in Harlem, which is doubling for the 1980s Gotham City for the film.
Joaquin Phoenix Joker
The Joker origin movie centers around the iconic arch nemesis of Batman and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. The film follows the transformatation of a struggling stand-up comedian to a full-blown criminal force of nature.
The movie stars Robert DeNiro as a talk show host; with Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz playing a single mom who catches the interest of the man who will become the clown prince of crime; Marc Maron is the agent responsible for getting the Joker on DeNiro’s talk show, with the film also starring Frances Conroy and Josh Pais.
Joker has an October 4, 2019 release date.