And that's what this movie is about. I was watching it and thinking to myself, God, if this came out a year into Obama's time in office, I don't think we'd be feeling as worried about it".[174]. Set in 1981, it follows Arthur Fleck, a failed clown and stand-up comedian whose descent into insanity and nihilism inspires a violent counter-cultural revolution against the wealthy in a decaying Gotham City. Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. Arthur is invited to appear on Murray's show due to the unexpected popularity of his comedy routine's clips. In 2019, Phoenix starred as the iconic DC Comics character The Joker in Todd Phillips's neo-noir psychological thriller Joker. [4], Joker premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2019, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and won the Golden Lion award. [47][204] While Phillips said in August 2019 that he would be interested in making a sequel, depending on the film's performance and if Phoenix is interested,[56] he later clarified that "the movie's not set up to [have] a sequel. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Br… The studio made the… The scene was intended to show the audience that she is still alive (as the film otherwise implies that Arthur kills her), but Phillips decided it would disrupt the narrative, which is portrayed from Arthur's point of view. [104] The trailer, prominently featuring the song "Smile" performed by Jimmy Durante, generated positive responses, with some commentators comparing it to Taxi Driver and Requiem for a Dream and praising Phoenix's performance. Davis compared it favorably to the 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight, praised the cinematography and performances, and called it a film that needed to be seen to be believed. Favorite movie of the year according to IMDb? [199][200] During the 2019–20 Lebanese protests, a group of graffiti artists called Ashekm painted a mural of the Joker holding a Molotov cocktail, and it was also reported that there was a Joker facepaint station at the protests in Beirut. Warner Bros. has set an Oct. 4, 2019, release date for its standalone “Joker” movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. Phoenix and Guðnadóttir also won at the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award ceremonies. [124] Following this, journalists were disinvited from the premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre, with only photographers being allowed to interact with the filmmakers and cast on the carpet. "[67], Scorsese's longtime associate Koskoff joined to produce,[68][69] although Scorsese left his producing duties due to other obligations. Photograph: Warner Bros. Mon 21 Oct 2019 11.04 EDT . [102] On September 21, 2018, he released test footage of Phoenix in-costume as the Joker, with "Laughing" by The Guess Who accompanying the footage. Joker is so much of a deep dive into the character of Arthur Fleck/Joker that Joaquin Phoenix is on screen for almost every minute of the movie. Weldon also described Joker as trying too hard to deviate from the comics and, as a result, coming off as an imitation of films like Taxi Driver. [49] In August 2017, Warner Bros. and DC Films revealed plans for the film, with Phillips directing and co-writing with Scott Silver, and Martin Scorsese set to co-produce with Phillips. "[121] However, according to Deadline Hollywood, the FBI and the United States Department of Homeland Security found no credible threats surrounding the release of the film. [59] The Subway shooting scene and its aftermath were inspired by the 1984 New York City Subway shooting,[59][60] while Arthur Fleck is partially based on the shooting's perpetrator, Bernhard Goetz. Actor Joaquin Phoenix reportedly lost 52 pounds in a few months to play the title role in "Joker," giving himself an emaciated look as well as disturbing psychological symptoms. Not just critical success but the film even turned out to be a major commercial success. She says of Arthur and others in poverty who have mental illness: "We as a society don't even pretend that they're real people. Joker The goal was to introduce comic book movies into the Joaquin Phoenix universe. Arthur Fleck works as a clown and is an aspiring stand-up comic. "The movie, with great pain and in detail, explains how Arthur Fleck turns into Joker dejected by the way the world treats him. Review:Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' questions if there's empathy for the devil. JOKER star Joaquin Phoenix is hotly tipped for an Oscar for his part in the 2019 movie, having had fans gripped worldwide. Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. In an interview with Vanity Fair, he described it as "a great educational tool" and stated that he planned to present film clips during his classes. Times are tough and, due to his issues and occupation, Arthur has an even worse time than most. "He suggested they begin a new division called DC Black, separating itself from the current crop of DC films. By George Simpson. The Joker will unleash chaos in movie theaters in 2019. [34][77] Bradley Cooper joined the film as a producer,[78] and the director of photography was Lawrence Sher, both of whom Phillips had previously collaborated with. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker. Joaquin Phoenix took his weight loss to the extreme in preparation for his new movie, Joker. Joaquin Phoenix, fresh off his Oscar win for “Joker,” will play the military genius and French emperor. [189][190] Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair found the film was too sympathetic towards "white men who commit heinous crimes" and that the social-politics ideologies represented in the film are "evils that are far more easily identifiable" to people "who shoot up schools and concerts and churches, who gun down the women and men they covet and envy, who let loose some spirit of anarchic animus upon the world—there's almost a woebegone mythos placed on them in the search for answers. Joker Review: Joaquin Phoenix Gets Last Laugh Todd Phillips' Joker is a haunting work. The following day, Arthur kills Penny at the hospital. [12] Instead, they used certain elements of the Joker lore to produce an original story,[61] which Phillips wanted to feel as authentic as possible. [30] Douglas Hodge plays Alfred Pennyworth, the butler and caretaker of the Wayne family,[31] and Dante Pereira-Olson plays Bruce Wayne, Thomas' son, who becomes the Joker's archenemy Batman as an adult. After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. 108 wins & 221 nominations. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/joaquin-phoenix-joker-weight-loss [142], Joker opened in 4,374 theaters in North America and made $39.9 million on its first day, including $13.3 million from Thursday night previews, besting Venom's respective October records. "[167] Meanwhile, NPR's Glen Weldon thought the film lacked innovation and said its sympathetic take on the Joker was "wildly unconvincing and mundanely uninteresting." By Emily Garbutt 15 January 2021. [202][203], Joker was intended to be a standalone film with no sequels,[89] although Warner Bros. intended for it to launch DC Black, a line of DC Comics-based films unrelated to the DCEU with darker, more experimental material. Joker was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, and Joint Effort, in association with Bron Creative and Village Roadshow Pictures, and distributed by Warner Bros. Phillips conceived Joker in 2016 and wrote the script with Silver throughout 2017. 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[87], Phillips confirmed he was in the process of editing Joker in March 2019. The film set career records for Phoenix, Phillips, and De Niro, and was the fourth-largest debut for an R-rated film of all time. Filming in Newark began on October 13 and lasted until October 16. [3] Masters reported that Warner Bros. was reluctant to let Joker move forward, and gave it a small budget in an effort to dissuade Phillips. 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Shifts DC Strategy Amid Executive Change-Up", "Warner Bros. [28][29] Carrie Louise Putrello portrays Thomas's wife Martha, although the character has no lines nor is referred to by name. [80] Filming of violent scenes also took place at the abandoned lower platform of the Ninth Avenue station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Harry Fletcher. Despite occasionally trying too hard, it's elevated by a stunning performance from Joaquin Phoenix. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and provides an alternative origin story for the character. [148] It made $5.4 million from four countries on its first day and $18.7 million from 47 in its second, for a two-day total of $24.6 million. Principal photography took place in New York City, Jersey City, and Newark, from September to December 2018. Though he praised the performances and thought the story worked, Kenny criticized the social commentary and Phillips' direction, finding the film too derivative and believing its focus was "less in entertainment than in generating self-importance. [127] Additionally, Landmark Theaters prohibited moviegoers from wearing Joker costumes during its run, while the Los Angeles and New York City Police Departments increased police visibility at area theaters, though they did not receive "any specific threat. A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O. [50], According to Kim Masters and Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter, Jared Leto, who portrayed the Joker in the DCEU, was displeased by the existence of a project separate from his interpretation. Phoenix became attached in February 2018 and was cast that July, while the majority of the cast signed on by August. Tragic, but with seriously funny moments. But one of his co-stars admitted there was one habit he … [137] Following the film's premiere, BoxOffice predicted Joker could open to $70–95 million domestically. Additionally, Brett Cullen portrays Thomas Wayne, a billionaire running for mayor of Gotham. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. "[158] Similarly, Xan Brooks of The Observer—who also gave the film a perfect score—called it "gloriously daring and explosive" and appreciated how Phillips used elements from Scorsese films to create an original story. While entertaining at a children's hospital, Arthur's gun falls out of his pocket. [184] Its depiction of the Joker has been described as reminiscent of those who commit mass shootings in the United States as well as members of the online incel community. The Meme-ing of the Joker", "DC's Non-DCEU Movie Label May Be Called DC Dark or DC Black", "Joker Director Todd Phillips Clarifies Sequel Comments", "Joaquin Phoenix Stirs 'Joker' Sequel Buzz: 'Where the Character Can Go Is Endless, "Don't Dress For 'Joker' Sequel Yet; Insiders Say Todd Phillips Never Pitched Origin Film Series On Other DC Characters", "Todd Philips sets record straight on Joker 2: "There's not a contract for us to even write a sequel, "Will 'Joker' Start Its Own Movie Universe? [46] As such, Phillips said the entire film is open to interpretation. Phillips said that aside from the tone, he did not consider Joker that different from his previous work, such as his Hangover films. Joker is the first live-action theatrical Batman film to receive an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association. [12] Immediately afterwards,[64] Warner Bros. officially green-lit the film,[65] titled it Joker, and gave it an October 4, 2019, release date. Think of it more as a character study. [45] Phoenix ruled out the Joker for his "character study" idea and tried to think of a different one. [143] It was also Warner Bros.' biggest domestic opening in two years. "[82] Phillips recalled Phoenix sometimes walked off-set during filming because he lost self-control and needed to compose himself—to the confusion of other actors, who felt they had done something wrong. [144] In its second weekend the film fell just 41.8% to $55.9 million, remaining in first and marking the best second-weekend October total (besting Gravity's $43.1 million in 2013). [149] With this, it became the biggest worldwide opening for an October film. Three families of victims, as well as the mother of a witness, signed a letter to Warner Bros. with the request. Joaquin Phoenix offers his own version of DC Comics' laughing psychopath in the upcoming Warner Bros. Joker movie. Masters added that Leto's irritation was what caused him to end his association with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), as he believed "his agents should have told him about the Phillips project earlier and fought harder for his version of Joker." Discover five fun facts about Joker in our Pop Trivia. Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker', the 7th highest-grossing movie of 2019. Credit: Warner Bros. [185][186] Vejvoda, Hammond, and The Guardian's Christina Newland interpreted the film as a cautionary tale—society's disregard of those who are less fortunate will create a person like the Joker. (Via @empiremagazine)", "The Joker Origin Story On Deck: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Martin Scorsese Aboard WB/DC Film", "The Joker Movie: Warner Bros. "[197] Ahmed also highlights the lack of funding for already-stretched mental health services worldwide being alluded to. How would Arthur and Bruce's rivalry work in the future? [151] By this point, industry analysts expected Joker to become the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, with some suggesting that it could finish its run with over $1 billion. Phoenix's agent suggested setting up an exploratory meeting with Warner Bros., but he declined and let go of the idea. [63] The deal with Phoenix was finalized in July 2018,[64] after four months of persuasion from Phillips. The site's critical consensus reads, "Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star – and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema. Funding cuts shut down the social service program, leaving Arthur without his medication. Joaquin Phoenix's captivating, unsettling Joker is no laughing matter. Following a visit from two Gotham City Police Department detectives investigating Arthur's involvement in the train murders, Penny suffers a stroke and is hospitalized. "[188], Some writers have expressed concern that Joker's sympathetic portrayal of a homicidal maniac could inspire real-world violence. [26] Unlike in the comics, Thomas plays a role in the Joker's origins and is less sympathetic than traditional incarnations. [27] Alec Baldwin was initially cast in the role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. [55] While the film's premise was inspired by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke (1988), which depicts the Joker as a failed stand-up comedian,[12] Phillips said it does not "follow anything from the comic books... That's what was interesting to me. [51] However, Phillips said that Phoenix was the only actor he considered,[53] and that he and Silver wrote the script with Phoenix in mind, "The goal was never to introduce Joaquin Phoenix into the comic book movie universe. The film loosely adapts plot elements from Batman: The Killing Joke (1988) and The Dark Knight Returns (1986), but Phillips and Silver otherwise did not look to specific comics for inspiration. [199][200] In Hong Kong, protesters challenged an emergency decree prohibiting the wearing of masks by wearing those of fictional characters such as the Joker. [39] Actor Mark Hamill, who has voiced the Joker since the 1992 cartoon Batman: The Animated Series, expressed enthusiasm on Twitter. [122], In an interview with TheWrap, Phillips expressed surprise at criticism of the film's dark tone, stating "it's because outrage is a commodity" and calling critics of the film "far-left". [3] In July, Zazie Beetz was cast in a supporting role,[20] and De Niro entered negotiations in August. "It's just another interpretation, like people do interpretations of Macbeth," he told The New York Times. While he still believed it exhibited potential, Lussier overall thought the trailer was not "a home run. Thanks to Phillips and Silver, Phoenix was able to bring out the king among the Jokers," the analysis read. Paul Greengrass Compares Unmade 'Watchmen' Movie to 'Joker': 'It Might've Been Disastrous' David Fincher Says Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' Was 'a Betrayal of the Mentally Ill' "[207], On November 20, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter announced that a sequel was in development, with Phillips, Silver, and Phoenix expected to reprise their duties; however, Deadline Hollywood reported the same day that The Hollywood Reporter's story was false and that negotiations had not even begun. Ehrlich thought that the film would make DC fans happy and praised Phoenix's performance, but criticized Phillips' direction and the lack of originality. Over time these issues bear down on him, shaping his actions, making him ultimately take on the persona he is more known as...Joker. 'Joker,' starring Joaquin Phoenix, sparked an incel controversy because it's hopelessly hollow If the new “Joker” movie actually had a real message, it might have been easier to defend. As he prepares, Arthur is visited by ex-colleagues Randall and Gary. Demonstrations against Gotham's rich begin, with protesters donning clown masks in Arthur's image. One detective accidentally shoots a protester and incites a riot, allowing Arthur to escape; the rioters brutally beat the detectives as Arthur leaves. Despite occasionally trying too hard, it's elevated by a stunning performance from Joaquin Phoenix. He later returned to finish the interview, but did not answer the question. [199] In Los Ángeles, Chile, during the 2019–20 Chilean protests, the phrase "We are all clowns", which is adopted by Gotham City protesters in the movie, was written at the foot of a statue. [166], Stephanie Zacharek of Time magazine, in a negative review, labeled Phoenix's performance over-the-top and felt that while Phillips tried to "[give] us a movie all about the emptiness of our culture... he's just offering a prime example of it." [15], Following the disappointing critical and financial performance of Justice League (2017), in January 2018 Walter Hamada replaced Jon Berg as the head of DC-based film production at Warner Bros.[62] Hamada sorted through the various DC films in development, canceling some while advancing work on others; the Joker film was set to begin filming in late 2018 with a small budget of $55 million. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap. The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. ; Though Phoenix was under medical supervision, losing that much weight in just a few … [96] Hildur began writing music after reading the script and meeting with Phillips, who "had a lot of strong ideas" about how he thought the score should sound. "[83], Filming in Jersey City started on September 30 and shut down Newark Avenue, while filming in November, starting on November 9, shut down Kennedy Boulevard. Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is discomfiting, physically as well as emotionally taxing (both, presumably, for Phoenix to go through and for an audience to … [100][101], Phillips promoted the film by posting on set photos on his Instagram account. It received overall eleven nominations (including Best Picture) from the ceremony, breaking the record of eight held by The Dark Knight for the most nominations received by a film based on a comic book, comic strip or graphic novel. Phoenix gives an incredible performance as both sympathetic Fleck and delusional Joker. "[163], David Ehrlich of IndieWire was more mixed and gave the film a "C+." ; Though Phoenix was under medical supervision, losing that much weight in just a few months is extreme and dangerous, an expert told Insider. [15], Phillips pitched the idea for Joker to Warner Bros. after his film War Dogs premiered in August 2016. "[165] In an analysis of the character Joker, Onmanorama's Sajesh Mohan wrote that the movie was cliché-ridden—the only original part being Joaquin Phoenix's acting. We spoke with Joaquin Phoenix about his standalone Joker movie at Warner Bros., why he was drawn to the project, why it scares him, and how he discussed the idea of doing a … [119] Following its nominations at various awards shows, the film was scheduled to be rereleased in theaters across North America, beginning on January 17, 2020. 4 … [36] By mid-November, filming had moved back to New York. After 3 previous nominations, Joaquin Phoenix brought home an Oscar for his role as the troubled Arthur Fleck in Joker. " [55] According to producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff, it took some time to get approval for the script from Warner Bros., partly because of concerns over the content. It is entirely from his perspective. It is entirely from his perspective. Distraught, Arthur returns home and enters Sophie's apartment unannounced. After all the anticipation, all the controversy and all the discussion, Joker is finally in theaters and people are showing up in huge numbers to see the most talked-about film of the year. According to Phillips, Joker was created from his idea to create a different, more grounded comic book film. Arthur goes to Wayne Manor, where he meets Thomas's young son Bruce, but flees after a scuffle with the family butler Alfred Pennyworth. If Joaquin Phoenix's Joker transitions to the wider DCEU, it should be via the multiverse, not The Batman. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and provides an alternative origin story for the character. [161] Deadline Hollywood's Pete Hammond believes the film redefines the Joker and is "impossible to shake off." Arthur will be an old man by the time Bruce becomes the dark knight. [99] Hildur's music won numerous awards including an Academy Award, a Satellite Award, a Saturn Award, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, with the latter making her the first woman to win as a solo composer in that category. Think of it more as a character study. An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. https://www.rollingstone.com/.../joker-movie-review-joaquin-phoenix-889612 "[162] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said he was lost for words in describing Phoenix's performance, calling the film "gut-wrenching" and "simply stupendous. The issue was quickly resolved after a representative visited the set. The film premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival , where it won the Golden Lion , [138] with Phoenix's performance garnering widespread acclaim. Close. Is it true that Leonardo DiCaprio auditioned to play Joker before the role was given to Phoenix instead? The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. I normally don't pre-order movies but Joker is a must. [12] Phillips said that while the script's themes may reflect modern society, the film was not intended to be political. Hard to watch at times,... but so mesmerizing, you won't blink an eye watching it. Randall lies that Arthur bought the gun himself, and Arthur is fired. [4] It went on to break Venom's record for the biggest October opening, finishing the weekend with a domestic total of $96.2 million. 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