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Update: Warner Bros. has officially greenlit its standalone Joker movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joaquin Phoenix has also been locked in for the role of the iconic DC Comics character. Filming will begin in September with a budget of only $55 million, which is pretty low for a comic book movie these days.
(Read our previous report on the casting and then check out everything we know about the movie so far below.)
Arguably the most iconic comic book villain of all time, The Joker needs an appropriately great actor to play him. In the past we’ve seen Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Jared Leto portray the Batman nemesis, and now comes news that Joaquin Phoenix is next. Variety reports that the actor is in talks (but not yet negotiations) for the…