We are two weeks away from the release of the now highly anticipated film from Warner Bros. Pictures and DC, Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime. A few weeks ago the film received a lot of praise at the Venice Film Festival and it has been mostly well received by critics. Whether your excited or not for the film, Joker being a topic of conversation for a lot should help it’s box office numbers.
Speaking of which, tickets for Joker are now available for purchase for screenings as soon as Thursday night October 3rd. It might be a good idea to get tickets early especially if you are attending a theater with assigned seating as Joker is looking to bring in over $80 million on it’s opening weekend, which would be enough to break Venom’s current October record.
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Along with the sale of the tickets for Joker being available DC and Warner Bros. also has released a new poster for the film. The poster shows Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck looking back looking very calm fully transformed into the Joker. You can check it out below!
An interesting thing about the development of the character was revealed by Phoenix during the Joker Press junket via ComicBook.com. What version of the Joker we are going to get is a question that has been asked to Phillips and Phoenix many times. As you know the Joker has once even said that when it comes to his past he “prefers multiple choice”. With that said there was not clear path that they had to take on their version of the character, especially if it was not going to be part of the DCEU or the burden of possibly having to to make a sequel. So with all that working in their favor, they made many changes to the character during production.
“I think there are several, but it was such a long time ago that I’m having a hard time remembering,” Phoenix said. “But a really transformative moment was after the Subway when he’s in the bathroom. That was something that we really hadn’t anticipated. We talked about that scene all throughout rehearsal. When I really kind of struggled to find something that I felt really made sense to kind of illustrate the change from Arthur to Joker. There were things like that every day up until the last scene I shot where we did multiple versions of it.”
“It just was the nature of the character. When Todd [Phillips] and I became comfortable with that, it really began to emerge. That was a really unexpected, strange, and unique process for me. But, it was enjoyable.”
I am really looking forward to enjoying this film with an open mind as we have been warned several times by Phillips’ that this is not the Joker we are used to seeing in films or comics. We only have a few more days for it’s release!
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