Joaquin Phoenix will play the Joker in an upcoming origin film.
According to several reports the movie will be directed by Todd Phillips and will be a standalone film that will be totally separate from Jared Leto's role in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Jared Leto will still play the Joker in the sequel to Suicide Squad.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the new film as being “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Ohhhhh I CAN NOT WAIT to see what they end up doing with this new Joker movie.
The Joker origin movie is officially a go at Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix recently finalized his deal to star as the arch-nemesis of Batman and shooting is set to begin in September in New York https://t.co/GcznZHNNc7— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 10, 2018
Joaquin Phoenix will play the Joker in a Joker movie that's not Jared Leto's Joker movie https://t.co/lACsJvIA2q— VICE (@VICE) July 11, 2018
So Joaquin Phoenix is officaly the new #Joker in that solo movie. Imagine what he can do with that character, guys— Best of Snyder (@best_of_snyder) July 10, 2018