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Joaquin Phoenix Uncomfortable With Violence In Joker

Joaquin Phoenix is uncomfortable with the amount of violence in 'Joker'.The 'Gladiator' star portrays the iconic villain in the film, which has received rave reviews but has caused controversy with its violence.Joaquin, 45, walked out...

Joker Becomes The Most Profitable Comic Book Movie Ever

'Joker' has become the most profitable comic book movie of all time.The Todd Phillips-directed film - which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character - is said to have been on track to have earned...

Martin Scorsese Turned Down Joker Movie

Martin Scorsese turned down the chance to direct 'Joker' because he didn't have the time to commit to the project.It had been rumoured that the legendary 76-year-old director could helm the project about the genesis...

Joaquin Phoenix Hints At Joker Sequel

Joaquin Phoenix has teased the possibility of a 'Joker' sequel.The 'Gladiator' star admitted that he had discussed potential sequels with director Todd Phillips before 'Joker' had even been released.Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Joaquin,...

Todd Phillips Didn't Think Like A 'Psychiatrist' Whilst Directing Joker

Todd Phillips was determined not to think like a ''psychiatrist'' whilst directing 'Joker'.The 48-year-old filmmaker has opened up on one particular scene in his much-discussed new movie, in which the titular character kills talk-show host...

Jared Leto 'Upset' By New 'Joker'

Jared Leto was ''upset'' about by the new 'Joker' film.The '30 Seconds to Mars' frontman portrayed the iconic villain in 2016's 'Suicide Squad', but was reportedly left feeling ''alienated and upset'' when he learnt that...

Marc Maron Responds To Todd Phillips' 'Woke' Hollywood Claims

Marc Maron thinks you can still ''take chances'' with comedy, following Todd Phillips' claims that Hollywood has become too ''woke''.The 'Joker' star has fired back at the filmmaker's claims that ''woke culture'' was killing comedy,...

Todd Phillips Surprised By Criticism Of Violence In Joker

Todd Phillips has been surprised by the criticism of 'Joker' because when making the film he believed that his depiction of the ''real-world implications'' of violence were a needed departure from the glorification of it...

Todd Phillips Says 'Woke Culture' Has Killed Comedy

Todd Phillips says that ''woke culture'' has ruined comedy filmmaking.The American director made his name in Hollywood with outrageous comedies such as 'Road Trip', 'Old School' and 'The Hangover' trilogy but he won't be returning...

Matt Reeves 'Lining Up More Villains' For The Batman

Matt Reeves' 'Batman' film will reportedly feature more villains.'The Batman' will be released in 2021 with Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader and the director is hoping to include more of Batman's nemesis in the...

Robert De Niro Weighs In On Joker Controversy

Robert De Niro says audiences will understand 'Joker' once they've watched the movie.The 76-year-old actor - who plays late night talk show host Murray Franklin in the upcoming comic book thriller - has opened...

Todd Philips: Joker Is 'Real Movie' Disguised As 'Comic Book Film'

Todd Phillips says 'Joker' is a ''real movie'' disguised as a ''comic book film''.The filmmaker is at the helm of the highly anticipated DC blockbuster, and he has responded to recent criticism that the movie...

Joaquin Phoenix Actually Wanted To Gain Weight For Joker Role

Joaquin Phoenix wanted to gain weight for 'Joker'.The 44-year-old actor ended up losing 52lbs to play the title role in the Clown Prince of Crime's highly anticipated standalone blockbuster, but he admitted initially he hoped...

Joaquin Phoenix Ponders His Joker Meeting Batman

Joaquin Phoenix thinks his Joker ''would feel a surge of excitement'' meeting Batman for the first time.The 44-year-old actor takes on the title role of the Crown Prince of Crime in Todd Phillips' comic book...

Joaquin Phoenix 'Terrified' About Joker Role

Joaquin Phoenix says playing The Joker is ''terrifying''.The 44-year-old actor admitted he had no real preconceptions going into the title role in Todd Phillips' upcoming DC Comics blockbuster tackling the origin of Batman's greatest villain,...

Todd Phillips Begged Joaquin Phoenix To Take Joker Role

Todd Phillips was ''basically begging'' Joaquin Phoenix to star in 'Joker'.The blockbuster director has admitted it was a challenge to convince the 44-year-old actor to take on the role of the iconic Batman villain in...

Todd Phillips Rules Out Joker And Batman Film With Phoenix And Pattinson

Todd Phillips has ruled out a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix's Joker and Robert Pattinson's Batman.The pair take on the roles of the super-villain and Caped Crusader in 'Joker' and 'The Batman' respectively, but the helmer...

Joker Wins The Golden Lion At The Venice Film Festival

'Joker' has won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.The Todd Phillips-directed movie - which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character - claimed the coveted gong at the annual film festival in...

Joaquin Phoenix Was Hesitant About Starring As Joker

Joaquin Phoenix was hesitant about taking on the role of Joker.The 44-year-old actor plays the mentally ill stand-up comedian in the upcoming origin 'Joker' film and he has admitted, in hindsight, he was probably filled...

Todd Phillips Says There's Joker Sequel Potential

Todd Phillips thinks there's potential for a 'Joker' sequel. The psychological thriller isn't set for release until later this year, but the 48-year-old director is convinced there could be a follow-up if Joaquin Phoenix -...

Joaquin Phoenix Thinks 'People Will Be Mad' With Joker Movie

Joaquin Phoenix thinks ''people are gonna be mad'' that 'Joker' doesn't ''follow anything'' from the original comic books. The 44-year-old actor fears that the upcoming movie based on the origin of the DC Comics villain...

Robert De Niro 'Really Loved' The Joker Script

Robert De Niro ''really loved'' 'The Joker' script.The Hollywood veteran plays talk show host Murray Franklin in the upcoming movie based on the DC Comics villain (Joaquin Phoenix) - which doubles up as an...

Chris Hemsworth To Play Hulk Hogan In Biopic

Chris Hemsworth will play Hulk Hogan in a new biopic.The 35-year-old actor is set to take on the role of the wrestling legend in a new biographical film being made about Hogan, which has Todd...

Todd Phillips Releases First Image Of Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker

Todd Phillips has shared the first image of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.The 47-year-old director - who is set to write and direct the eagerly anticipated movie - has taken to Instagram to reveal an...

Marc Maron Confirms Joker Casting

Marc Maron has confirmed he will star in the 'Joker' standalone movie.The 54-year-old actor has admitted reports he will star opposite Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips' upcoming antihero tale are true...

Marc Maron To Star In Joker Movie

Marc Maron is in talks to star in the 'Joker' standalone movie.The 'Glow' actor has been linked to the movie, which is being penned and directed by Todd Phillips.It is believed Maron will star alongside...

Joaquin Phoenix Reveals His Joker Film Will Be 'Unique'

Joaquin Phoenix says his Joker film will be ''unique''.The 43-year-old actor recently signed on to appear in the untitled DC movie, which is being directed by Todd Phillips, and Joaquin has claimed the film won't...

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Film Confirmed

Joaquin Phoenix has officially been cast as the Joker.Warner Bros. is developing a ''gritty'' origin movie based on Batman's greatest rival from DC Comics, and the Crown Prince of Crime will be back on the...

Joaquin Phoenix Joker Movie Set To Start Flming

The Joker origin movie set to star Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly ready to start filming later this year.The upcoming 1980s gangster tale - which is seemingly being produced by Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese with director...

Todd Phillips Joker Origins Movie Will Serve As Prequel To Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight'

DC fans and those who especially loved Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy will be able to jump right back into that world of Gotham in the near future, as it's been confirmed Todd Phillips' upcoming...

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