There is obviously no doubt that 2019 is the year of superheroes and villains. With Endgame, Far From Home and Shazam leading the superhero ‘Torch’ in the first half of 2019. Todd Phillips will handle the rest half of the year with Joker.
The best comic character ever, i.e Joker had an amazing 2019 so far. With Gotham season finale and announcement of ‘Year of the Villain’ comic by John Carpenter. And with ‘Joker’ releasing this October DC is looking forward to establishing Joker again.
Todd Phillips the director of the movie, pitched Warner Bros. executives regarding a different universe than Marvel, DC and other comic universes. ‘DC Black’ will standout from DC Extended Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe altogether.
Todd Phillips pitched JOKER to WB executives at the after party of the WAR DOGS premiere.
“He suggested they begin a new division called DC Black, separating itself from the current crop of DC films. It was also a way of differentiating from Marvel.” (Via @empiremagazine) pic.twitter.com/zyWxQXrkMQ
— Johnny Sobczak (@JohnnySobczak) July 10, 2019
DC’s Black Division will include Dark and standalone movies like the upcoming ‘The Trench’ and other solo movies. The Trench is an Aquaman spinoff which was announced after Aquaman’s success. Thus DC’s Black will be a darker version altogether and will not include movies like Suicide Squad and Shazam in it.
Joaquin Pheonix is too excited as he is playing ‘The Clown Prince of Gotham’. Joaquin has too much on his shoulders as ‘Mark Hamill’ and ‘Heath Ledger’ have given us incredible and unparalleled performances of The Joker.
Todd Phillips said in an interview that Joaquin was always his first preference for Joker. The writers also confirmed this as they penned down the storyline of Joker whilst keeping Joaquin in mind.
Scott Silver and Todd himself have confirmed that they used to have a picture of Joaquin in from of their typing screen. They wrote the story thinking,
“God, Imagine if Joaquin actually does this!”
Three academy award winner Joaquin has already proven his metal in Gladiator and The Master. Fans are dying to see what Todd and Joaquin have in store for them.
Moreover, Todd confirmed that ‘Joker’ will not take inspiration from comics. This news may disappoint a lot of fans but it is true. Also, we will hence see the birth of a character which was always ambiguous from the start.
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