Tommy Wiseau Wants Joaquin Phoenix's Role In The Joker Origin Film

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The proposed origin story will exist in a separate continuity strand to Suicide Squad and other DC Extended Universe films such as Justice League and Wonder Woman in a new series of standalone stories.

It was previous year when Warner Bros. and DC notified the industry that they were starting a Joker origin film with Phillips as director, Martin Scorsese as the producer and Scott Silver writing the screenplay. This means that Jared Leto, who became Joker in Suicide Squad and will be reprising the role in the upcoming sequel as well, will not be affected in any way. However, negotiations at Warner Bros. are not yet underway.

Joaquin Phoenix In Talks to Play The Joker In DC/Warner Bros. Standalone Movie
Joaquin Phoenix in talks to star as the Joker in a new origin film

Confusingly, it has been reported that he will likely reprise the role in Suicide Squad 2 and the Joker-Harley Quinn movie that is now in development.

It comes through the grapevine that Joaquin Phoenix is now in talks to become the crime prince of Gotham in the upcoming untitled Joker origin movie.

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Phillips, who has also worked on Road Trip and War Dogs, will direct the movie and co-write it with Scott Silver.

Wiseau made the declaration on social media, retweeting a post from Variety that announced Phoenix's potential to portray the Joker.

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Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is attached as producer to what has been described as an '80s crime film with a dark and gritty tone. He was asked by Marvel to play the Hulk in The Avengers and was approached again for the titular role of Doctor Strange.

The film would be the first in a new strain of DC Comic films, giving the studio a chance to expand their repertoire and create unique narratives and character pieces that are not a part of their current cinematic universe.

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Apparently, Wiseau believes that he is a worthy alternative if the deal with Phoenix falls through. He was most recently seen in the Gus Van Sant film "He Won't Get Far on Foot".