I suggest you actually check that film out before Joker, so you'll have a nice feel of what we could expect from this upcoming movie. In both that story and this film, it looks like the Joker was a failed stand-up comic, and it was just a series of awful events that pushed him over the edge to become a villain.
In a new interview with Empire, Todd Phillips, the director of upcoming DC film "Joker" reveals the pipe bomb arrived at De Niro's production company on the same day the 75-year-old actor started filming "Joker".
"We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might from". The film stars three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix, who has eschewed comic book movies in the past, as well as two-time Oscar victor Robert De Niro.
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is a story mired by the tragedy of a person who was beaten by the world, as disclosed by Director Todd Phillips in his first teaser trailer, Warner Bros. However, it looks like the roles are now reversed, and De Niro is playing the established host and Phoenix is now the lunatic.More news: Mike Trout, Tommy La Stella Honor Tyler Skaggs During MLB All-Star Game
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"Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen".
For more from Phillips, Phoenix and co, be sure to check out this Thursday's Empire magazine.
In The Killing Joke, the Joker says "If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!" So far it seems as though this film will take a man named Arthur Fleck and literally give him many bad days until he reaches that breaking point and that is very much, a story I want to see told.
Joker, also starring Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro and Brian Tyree Henry, opens in Australia on October 3 and in the USA on October 4.