The Untold Truth Of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Movie

  • Published: 03 April 2019
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    Between the star-studded cast and a plot that sounds more like a dark character study than your average superhero adventure, director Todd Phillips' take on the iconic villain is one of the more highly anticipated movies of 2019. Here's a look at the untold truth of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker.

    As revealed by cast member Zazie Beetz, the movie was rewritten as it was filmed. During an interview with MTV, Beetz went into detail about the filming process:

    The frequent rewrites and reshoots suggest a much more improvisational approach than most comic book movie directors take, which isn't necessarily a bad thing it implies that the final product will be a more collaborative work incorporating ideas from the cast into the director's vision.

    Although Phillips' approach is unusual, it isn't without precedent. Iron Man, for instance, was also written and further developed as it was filmed. According to Jeff Bridges, who played antagonist Obadiah Stane, the entire project was based around an outline. Bridges and Robert Downey Jr. would improvise their way through scenes under the guidance of director Jon Favreau in their trailers while the crew waited on the set.

    If Iron Man was shot in such a loose manner and still turned out to be the smash hit that launched the MCU, there's definitely hope for Joaquin Phoenix's Joker.

    In a rather unexpected move, Warner Bros. brought on Todd Phillips as director, producer, and co-writer for the film. Although Phillips is a veteran filmmaker, he's best known for raunchy comedies such as the Hangover trilogy, so it will be interesting to see how he fares creating a much darker and more serious film. The studio has promised Phoenix's Joker will be a gritty low-budget character study quite a departure from the light-hearted slapstick comedies he's worked on before.

    The closest that Phillips has come to working on this type of film before was when he wrote, produced, and directed 2016's War Dogs. Although that movie was an action comedy that touched on some darker elements of human nature, it's already clear from the few glimpses we've had of Phoenix as the Joker that this new project is going deeper and darker than any of Phillips' earlier features.

    Joaquin Phoenix was a pretty major casting coup for Joker, but he isn't the only impressive name going before the cameras for the film. An equally unexpected addition: Robert De Niro, who's portraying a talk-show host who plays a role in setting Joker down the path that turns him into the sociopathic clown we all know and love to hate. One of the reasons this role may have appealed to De Niro is because the script is reminiscent of a movie he previously starred in, The King of Comedy.

    In that film, De Niro played a mentally unhinged and wildly unsuccessful comedian who kidnaps a talk show host in order to get his "big break." This sounds eerily similar to the premise of the Joker origin movie, only Phoenix will be playing the deranged aspiring comic and De Niro may be the one getting kidnapped this time. Marc Maron has also joined the cast as a talent agent who presumably works alongside De Niro's character, and Zazie Beetz has also joined the cast as a single mother who catches the Joker's eye. Keep watching the video to see the rest of the untold truth of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker movie!

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    A changing script | 0:17
    A surprising director | 1:21
    Heavy hitters | 2:17
    Paparazzi problems | 3:13
    Which Joker will this be? | 3:56
    A frightened Phoenix | 4:56
    Undefinable | 5:46
    Making it up | 6:52
    Urine big trouble | 7:36
    Not your average superhero movie | 8:23
    Killer inspiration | 9:09
    No laughing matter | 10:21
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  • Looper
    Looper   2 months back

    What did you think of the new Joker trailer?

    • unknown comic
      unknown comic  21 hours back

      +Naruto Jackson the one in the killing joke looked and acted like the joker! all the Jokers I've seen in the comics look like the joker! Not like some other clown!

    • unknown comic
      unknown comic  21 hours back

      +Based Haole if This is based on the killing joke then why not make him look like the joker in the killing joke! The people making this movie should apologize!

    • Based Haole
      Based Haole  23 hours back

      +unknown comic you should read the the killing joke and then apologize

    • Based Haole
      Based Haole  23 hours back

      +Mos Baked it's based on one of the most famous joker origin stories so what are you talking about?

    • 40 Phil P
      40 Phil P  4 days back

      Looper ✔ I thought it was pretty good. A few things I wanted to address about the Arthur character. For one , now just because Joquen Phoneix himself is in his 40s doesn't mean his character has to be. Actors ACT!!!! Older , younger , different personalities , ect. I remember when I was at Central Casting and I was registering with the company to get my SAG card , There was a machine that actually runnier rfij hi sh

  • Jason Waterfalls
    Jason Waterfalls  4 hours back

    The untold truth of something that doesn’t come out for six months. Behold such dark truths as: ‘The studio saying it will be darker’ how about the untold truth of shit YouTube videos? I’d watch that

    • Michael Geesey
      Michael Geesey  16 hours back

      He looks like Bill from SNL

      • Sam Joel
        Sam Joel  2 days back

        Iron man didn't launch the MCU. Blade did.

        • Buck Weet
          Buck Weet  2 days back

          DeNada is in it? I may have to skip this one. 🙄🤡

          • Chris Hanline
            Chris Hanline  2 days back

            "lower-budget character study" counter: 5

            • Nicholas Agnew
              Nicholas Agnew  2 days back

              It's gonna suuuuuck once WB get thier hands on it! 😩

              • Anoop das
                Anoop das  3 days back

                a low budge movie with no effects and less action with more talking...... hmmmm

                • shishir jain
                  shishir jain  3 days back

                  so eagerly waitin for THE JOKER

                  • Jai Leo
                    Jai Leo  3 days back

                    But you alreaady told it

                    • Robert Dickenson
                      Robert Dickenson  3 days back

                      Avengers enthusiasts are going to walk into this movie and completely hate it

                      • SMOSHOO
                        SMOSHOO  4 days back

                        HONK HONK

                        • ȺXɆɎØǤᵾɌŁɃØᵾŦMƗ

                          ''the joker we all know and love to hate''
                          u mean the joker we all hate to love!??

                          • sleep zone
                            sleep zone  4 days back

                            Oh oh

                            • McDiddlyee
                              McDiddlyee  4 days back

                              although i like what the director has done with the new Joker movie. i hope the best for it because to me, the hangover franchise is a very dumb and simple 3 movie piece. a lot of the comedic parts were not that funny at all, or were random and absurd or sick to get a laugh. or just too simple and dumbed down that. as vague and under-detailed as my comment

                              • Robert Fan
                                Robert Fan  5 days back

                                Is it just me or did that soccer mom just push that old guy off that bus and he died a week later? The news just one ups itself every day with senseless killing.

                                • alexander williams
                                  alexander williams  5 days back

                                  Don't mess up the "joker"movie!

                                  • D Fallen
                                    D Fallen  5 days back

                                    What’s the release date

                                    • Janee Thapa
                                      Janee Thapa  5 days back

                                      i cant wait 🥰🥰🥰

                                      • wheresthescience
                                        wheresthescience  5 days back

                                        I think this movie is going to suck. Please prove me wrong

                                        • Luis Torres
                                          Luis Torres  5 days back

                                          Lover is SIMPLE

                                          • Dominic Howell
                                            Dominic Howell  6 days back

                                            Todd Phillips directed the GG Allin documentary. That is pretty dark and chaotic

                                            • OpCharlieBravo
                                              OpCharlieBravo  6 days back

                                              8:14 what's Dan Bilazarian doing on the set, did he get a role in it?

                                              • Joel Williams
                                                Joel Williams  7 days back

                                                This is horseshit...

                                                • josh maier
                                                  josh maier  7 days back

                                                  How many people still hold a grudge on him since he played in the gladiator??

                                                  • Wade Weekly
                                                    Wade Weekly  7 days back

                                                    Sorry folks, but it doesn't look good at all.

                                                    • Arlene Andrews
                                                      Arlene Andrews  7 days back

                                                      I was interested until I found out robert denero was in it! 🤮

                                                      • blurr_ KILLZz
                                                        blurr_ KILLZz  7 days back

                                                        If joker is actually 50 I'm kinda about a Batman brave and the bold twist like having a son to become joker and him being the one Batman fights

                                                        • Motion Blur
                                                          Motion Blur  1 weeks back

                                                          I don’t know why they love Jared Leto’s Joker makeup so much it’s just too much for the Joker . Heath’s makeup was more natural and creepier and the Best performance ever as the Joker

                                                          • Ben Quinney
                                                            Ben Quinney  1 weeks back

                                                            Sexual humiliation

                                                            • Michael Wandell
                                                              Michael Wandell  1 weeks back

                                                              Joaquins joker looks awesome....Jared Leto's, not so much....

                                                              • Jose EstaBom
                                                                Jose EstaBom  1 weeks back

                                                                hey wtf, phoenix is not zach ( 1:45 )

                                                                • Will Key
                                                                  Will Key  1 weeks back

                                                                  Rewriting the whole movie before u shoot it sign of a great movie always crazy prediction I saw the trailer it's going to suck hard

                                                                  • A. stressbjørn
                                                                    A. stressbjørn  1 weeks back

                                                                    I love how you can tell his laughter develops thru the trailer and ends up with the psycho laughter we all love

                                                                    • Ptero Gonzalez
                                                                      Ptero Gonzalez  1 weeks back

                                                                      Cool overview. What's the background track?

                                                                      • Scott Eisenschenk
                                                                        Scott Eisenschenk  1 weeks back

                                                                        Cast wash up loud mouth De Zero...I can miss this one.

                                                                        • IMSUPER VEGETA
                                                                          IMSUPER VEGETA  1 weeks back

                                                                          Have you seen the movie??? How do you know the secrets

                                                                          • HeX VibeZ
                                                                            HeX VibeZ  1 weeks back

                                                                            Glad he turned down de strange , they picked the perfect actor for the role

                                                                            • Jaysson B.
                                                                              Jaysson B.  1 weeks back

                                                                              Jared Leto is older than Joaquin, so...?

                                                                              • Damien Croc
                                                                                Damien Croc  1 weeks back

                                                                                Rather than the single mother part, I believe this Joker's motivation is drawn from his mother in the official teaser trailer for the Joker. As it clearly shows him taking care of his mom in the early parts of the trailer.

                                                                                • wanetta renay
                                                                                  wanetta renay  1 weeks back

                                                                                  THIS MOVIE WILL BOMB BIG TIME

                                                                                  • Carl Francis
                                                                                    Carl Francis  2 weeks back

                                                                                    The movies not even out yet lol

                                                                                    • Chris Brown
                                                                                      Chris Brown  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Why is there always an untold truth, people, shuuut up and enjoy yourself, jeeeeez, gossip and bullshit

                                                                                      • mad dog Steve
                                                                                        mad dog Steve  2 weeks back

                                                                                        These ads youtube . . jesus christ .. This women wants a bf on match . com yet travels constantly 😂😂😂

                                                                                        • Honk Honkler
                                                                                          Honk Honkler  2 weeks back

                                                                                          The sole reason I'm looking forward to it is because it is so refreshingly different. I am so sick of cinematic universes and quipping.

                                                                                          • Hunter Bowser
                                                                                            Hunter Bowser  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I'd love to see a character study on Superman, one inspired by All Star Superman

                                                                                            • Michael Hale
                                                                                              Michael Hale  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Suicide squads joker is not as dark as Heath Ledgers joker and not as good. However this new joker is looking good and can't wait to see it.

                                                                                              R.I.P Heath Ledger. Best joker ever

                                                                                              • i will find you .exe.
                                                                                                i will find you .exe.  3 weeks back

                                                                                                10:28 wait so joker is jesus?