Joker Movie: Joaquin Phoenix Responds To DC Casting Speculation

Joker Movie: Joaquin Phoenix Responds To DC Casting Speculation

Just when it was beginning to look like the upcoming Joker Origin stand-alone was getting its act together with the casting of Joaquin Phoenix, the actor has thrown an almighty spanner into the works. Joaquin Phoenix questions when asked about it.

While Phoenix's confusion about the Joker movie seems genuine, Variety reported earlier this month that The Master star is Phillips' front runner for the role of the Joker and while studio negotiations hadn't begun, Phillips met with Phoenix previous year about the role making it possible that Phoenix is simply playing coy until a deal has been inked. The reporter tried to explain a bit of the rumor to Phoenix, and the actor admitted it "sounds fantastic". Last year, word broke that Warner Bros. and DC were working on a non-DCEU Joker movie that would be set in the '80s and serve as a gritty noir about the character's early days. The initial report came from a reliable source, suggesting that Phoenix has indeed heard about the role and is simply playing coy for now.

"I really have no idea what you're talking about". Rumor has it that Leonardo DiCaprio was originally considered for the role, but no deal was able to be reached. Phoenix has reportedly been hesitant to joining any superhero movies.

Well, it seems that is news to Phoenix, who played down the report when asked by Allocine (via The Playlist) about the film, responding with "What movie about the Joker?". The actor was in talks to play Lex Luther in Batman v Superman and was in consideration to lead Doctor Strange, but the actor ended up turning down both of the movies. It might be entirely possible, though, that Phoenix indeed hasn't been told about the film and the role.

Watch Phoenix's video interview below.



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