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Joker Origin Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix Gets a Release Date & Title!

Joker Origin Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix Gets a Release Date & Title!

The Joker is coming.

The upcoming Todd Phillips-directed standalone movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic villain, will hit theaters on October 4, 2019 according to Warner Bros. and DC Comics on Wednesday (July 18).

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The movie’s title, Joker, was also revealed at the same time as Comic-Con kicked off in San Diego.

Joaquin finalized the deal to play Batman’s arch-nemesis in June. The movie is being described as “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale,” according to THR.

The movie is set to begin production later in 2018, and is being considered “darker and more experimental in tone and content,” similar to a crime drama.

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