Its confirmed, ‘The Joker’ will be an Origin Story

Gotham’s most grotesque archvillain is The Joker is getting his own individual movie in the DC universe. Not taking a cue from the version we’ve already seen from Suicide Squad, the new movie will introduce a fresh interpretation of the character played by Joaquin Phoenix.


Since comedian and actor, Marc Maron also has come on board, and he recently revealed new details about what fans can expect. The actor shared that The Joker is going to be an origin story for the Clown Prince of Crime.

Joaquin Phoenix

 “I think it’s a very interesting approach to this world,” Maron explained to NME. “I’ve been somewhat judgemental when it comes to comic book movies and I’ve got a little pushback in the press for being a hypocrite. Whatever I think, if you get a call and someone says, ‘Hey do you wanna do a scene with Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix?’ your principals fall to the wayside.”

He further explained that director Todd Phillips is using the opportunity to dig deep into the psyche of the character, much like the original graphic novels Joker and The Killing Joke.

“If it’s relative to what I think of Marvel movies then it’s like, ‘Yeah, of course, I’m gonna do that’. Oddly, it’s not that kind of movie. The approach that Todd Phillips has taken is more of an origin story and a character study of a mentally ill person that becomes The Joker,” Maron said. “It’s more of an intimate and gritty movie with a very specific scope. It’s going to be really interesting to see how it comes out.”

The Joker premieres in theatres on 4 October 2019.