Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Origin Movie Gets A Title And Release Date


Earlier this month it was confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix was going to play Batman’s arch nemesis, the Joker, in a new movie that would tell the Clown Prince of Crime’s origin.

Now, just ahead of Comic-Con, Warner Bros. have revealed some new information about the long rumoured movie including its title and when it’ll be released.

According to Variety, the film’s simply called Joker and it’s set to be released on October 4, 2019.

Which gives director Todd Phillips just over a year to shoot and edit an entire movie, an ambitious timeframe for a film that’s supposed to launch a new movie label.

Thankfully for Phillips, Joker is set to be a bit of a stripped back affair, compared to other more bombastic CGI extravaganzas like Justice League or Infinity War, which should make it relatively easy to get out on time.

It’s been reported that the film has a budget of just $55 million, a paltry amount when compared to the bloated budgets of other superhero movies but, as a colleague of mine pointed out recently, more than enough for some white face paint and a purple tuxedo.