Last year, it was reported that Warner Bros. was casting away any restrictions of the DCEU. Yes, the DC Extended Universe would still exist, but they would be allowing themselves to create other stories outside the DCEU, and the first project they had in mind was a gritty ’80s crime movie with the Joker at the forefront.
Earlier this month, it was reported that respected actor Joaquin Phoenix was in talks to play the Clown Prince of Crime. Furthermore, it was stated that he had pretty much agreed to the project, and it was a matter of working out the specifics and signing on the dotted line. But what did Phoenix himself have to say about it?
Not a lot.
Speaking with Allocine, he was asked about the upcoming film from The Hangover director Todd Phillips. His reaction?
“What movie about Joker?”
Okay, not off to a good start there. The reporter then goes on to describe the project, and then reiterate that the buzz is that he’s on board with it.
“Wow, that sounds amazing. Cool. I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
It certainly made for an awkward moment. So what’s the deal? Well, I hate to say it, but we can’t exactly trust the man who set the internet on fire with his odd David Letterman behavior several years back. That was all in service of a movie, but it goes to show that he’s more than willing to play the media like a fiddle. All in all, this could just be an indication that he’s being professional and playing dumb…or it can be him telling the truth.
But what do you think? Do you think Phoenix is being truthful here? To check out his behavior in the actual interview, CLICK HERE.
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