We’re getting a solo movie for The Joker with Joaquin Phoenix – whether you like it or not. We’re also getting a movie for Jared Leto’s Joker, as well. Everyone gets a Joker movie. The upcoming one with Phoenix, however, is scheduled to begin filming this year, and we have some interesting new details.
ThatHashtagShow has reported that the working title is Romeo, and released some new character details for the film as well:
- Penny: Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself. But recently her health has started failing, and she’s nearly bedridden in her Lower East Side apartment which she shares with her grown son who just moved back home. She’s obsessed with her former employer and can’t believe that this is what her life has come to, that she has ended up here, like this…
- Sophie Drummond: Supporting female (27-34) to play African American or to play Latina. Not beautiful, has a hardness to her, a single mother living on the Lower East Side, doing the best she can, trying to make ends meet; worn out by the grind of the city. She understands how the system is stacked against her and the people in her community, how unjust it all is for them. She’s just trying to catch a break.
- Murray Franklin: Male (65-75) Caucasian.
The site speculates that Penny could be the character’s mother. It’s also rumored that Robert DeNiro may have a role, which wouldn’t be a surprise, considering the film is produced by Martin Scorsese.
No plot details for the movie are known, other than that it’s an origin story for the iconic DC Comics villain. It’s expected to launch a new brand for DC, which will reportedly be called DC Dark or DC Black. It’s sounds pretty interesting, and DC has nowhere to go but up at this point.
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