If you’ve been following movie news lately, you probably remember hearing about a report coming from Variety. The website claimed Joaquin Phoenix was Warner Bros. top choice to play the Joker in the upcoming solo movie about the legendary villain.
Obviously, that got a lot of people excited. Phoenix is an incredible actor and he certainly seems to have a dark side to him, which would fit in nicely.
But unfortunately, the 43-year-old actor doesn’t know anything about the movie. During an interview with Allocine, he was asked about the rumors, and he responded by saying, “What movie about the Joker? I have no idea what you’re talking about,” when the reporter explained the details to him, he said, “Wow, that sounds amazing.”
Of course, he could be lying to us. Maybe he can’t talk about it right now because he’s currently in negotiations with the studio. Or maybe he truly doesn’t know anything about it, and those sources who talked to Variety were full of crap.
Hopefully more information will be released soon. If you want to watch Phoenix in a movie now, you can check out the trailer for the upcoming film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.