Joaquin Phoenix to Play The Joker In Todd Philips' Untitled Joker Origin Movie

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It seems like the WB has finally found its Joker for Todd Phillips’ untitled Joker origin movie. According to Variety, none other than Joaquin Phoenix will play Batman's arch nemesis. Contractual negotiations are currently not underway, but, according to the daily, "Phillips has made it clear that Phoenix was his top choice to star .... and after thinking it over, Phoenix has agreed to the role."

Phillips will direct and co-write the screenplay. The director had met Phoenix before the new year and was just waiting for the WB to give him the green light to cast Phoenix.  Rumors had circulated that Leonardo DiCaprio was Phillips' original choice to play The Joker but that fell through. All the better, Phoenix as the Joker makes more sense than DiCaprio.

More to come as this story breaks ....