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New Photos Emerge Of Joaquin Phoenix In Clown Costume On Set Of 'The Joker'

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New Photos Emerge Of Joaquin Phoenix In Clown Costume On Set Of 'The Joker'

New photos have emerged that show Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker.

When it was announced that there was going to be another film featuring the Clown Prince of Crime, many people were at best apprehensive and at worst completely nonplussed at the thought.

After the role had been pretty much perfected by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, then ruined by Jared Leto - who might be about to step into the role again in a new Suicide Squad movie - did we really need another one?

Well, a lot of people are now coming around because it looks as if Joaquin Phoenix may actually be able to do justice to the character, as well as bringing something unique to the role.

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Anyway, instead of the tortured and scarred clown that The Joker is usually represented as, Phoenix was appearing in New York dressed as an actual clown.

Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock

Sure, he still looks ever so slightly creepy, but that's only because a) he's dressed as a clown, and b) we know that he's playing The Joker.

That being said, I still wouldn't be inviting him to perform at my children's birthday party.

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Some other shots have also appeared that show him in the back of a police car looking like a more traditional - which is to say, evil - version of his character.

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Credit: Shutterstock

The huge weird grin is there, as is the maniacal stare.

So, what do we know about the upcoming film?

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We know that Phoenix's Joker is going to play a struggling stand-up comedian who eventually becomes the supervillain. Oh, and he is called Arthur.

Credit: Todd Phillips/Instagram
Credit: Todd Phillips/Instagram

Outside of that, we know very little that isn't a complete guess, but the film doesn't come out for ages anyway, so here goes.

Warner Bros, who are making the film promise that it will be "an exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale."

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Yeah, thanks. That tells us literally nothing.

We do know will contain Thomas Wayne at some point. Thomas is - you've guessed it - Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman's dad.

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That's because Alec Baldwin was due to play that role but left the production because he didn't like the character he was being asked to play.

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He said he had "been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips' JOKER as some Donald Trump manqué" but added: "That is not happening."

Fair enough.

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As well as Phoenix, the film will star Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Marc Maron, Glenn Fleshler and Zazie Beetz.

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Topics: TV and Film, Joaquin Phoenix, US Entertainment, The Joker, DC

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