Batman Fans May Have Their Newest Joker: Joaquin Phoenix

Batman Fans May Have Their Newest Joker: Joaquin Phoenix

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Last summer, news broke that a possible standalone Joker film was in the works. Finally, we have news on the front-running actor for the role: Joaquin Phoenix. According to Variety, Phoenix hasn’t been confirmed by the studio, but Todd Phillips, the director, has chosen him for the role. If Warner Bros. Studios approves and negotiations work out, we could have our next Joker.    Since Heath Ledger’s impeccable performance, the Joker’s tone has shifted from the campy Jack Nicholson to a darker, more twisted criminal, and Phoenix is an excellent choice for the role. Intense, brooding, method acting is how Ledger’s performance …