Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Origin Movie Starts Filming in September
DC has so many stories and perhaps better stories than Marvel. So what gives? Perhaps this new announcement of Joaquin Phoenix is part of the reason. To better explain what I mean by this, let me break it down. Marvel systematically introduced their characters then created the avengers from that and so on. The formula has worked. DC on the other hand is constantly running around with no plan it seems.
The Joker has always mentioned many different things about himself in every universe which gives no concrete story to his origins. So at Geek Impulse we wonder what they are going to do about that in this new film. Especially since there is not going to be a Batman. Which is tough since Batman is what makes Joker. Filming will begin in September. Todd Phillips is directing the film and co-wrote the script, which the studio describes as being an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” Scott Silver co-wrote the script.
As I digress, what we DO know about the Joker, as in the first appearance of the man himself, was as leader of the Red Hood Gang. It’s also a definite fact that his transition from Red Hood to “The Joker” came about as a direct result of Batman’s involvement and specific actions taken during a conflict at Ace Chemicals. There’s still no possible way to get from point A (Red Hood) to point B (Joker) without the express involvement of Batman.
Personally what I want and I think a lot of us at Geek Impulse would agree with, is that I want an ultra violent Red Hood/Jason Todd movie at some point. That might be what this is. We will have to wait and see. What are your thoughts? Let Us know.