As another day passes us by, it’s no surprise that we’re learning even more about what’s to come in the Todd-Phillips-directed Joker. The movie is starring Joaquin Phoenix as a struggling stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck. In Phillips’ film, Fleck will ultimately go on to become the arch-nemesis of Batman, but the story looks to be centered on how he gets there. Set in the 1980’s, the film will also star Zazie Beetz, Fleck’s rumored love interest, as well as Marc Maron and Robert De Niro. Maron is thought to be playing a talent agent and Bobby De Niro will be a television host, possibly from one of the late night shows that happen to feature up and coming stand-up comics.
Also confirmed to be in the film is Brett Cullen. Cullen will star in the film as Thomas Wayne, father to the man who will eventually become Batman, Bruce Wayne. Thomas Wayne is rumored to be running for Mayor of Gotham, just as he did in DC Comics Batman: Earth One.
With the kind of success that the Wayne family has in business, the most recent set photos from Joker look as if Fleck has his aim set towards the possible mayor. What makes these photos even more intriguing are their obvious parallels to the Occupy Wall Street movement of the last decade.
While it’s not a new thing that the haves and the have-nots are in opposition to each other, this will still be an interesting dynamic to be explored. The perspective that Phillips chooses to go with is going to be the real curiosity in the lead up to the film. Check out the photos below…
From what it seems, this is an extended look at the subway scene that we’ve seen shots of before. The subway is full of likely associates of the Joker in clown masks, but what is actually the goal and mission of this group is still to be seen.
Joker comes to theaters on October 4, 2019