Phillips is known for helming The Hangover comedy trilogy. The Jokers first name is not merely "The", but actually Arthur. The Joker is still scheduled to release on October 4 of next year, so it doesn't seem to be a casting issue they are too anxious about. Phillips captioned the Instagram image with just "Arthur", the iteration of the Joker's name before he took on his mononym.
We might finally have our first glimpse of the Clown Prince of Crime.
On Instagram, on Sunday, September 16, Phillips officially revealed the first photograph of Phoenix in character, looking weathered and sporting a awful hairstyle.
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Joaquin Phoenix as "Arthur" in The Joker.
It's hard to keep track of all the Joker movies in the works, but this first look picture should help us differentiate the Joaquin Phoenix led version, slated for October 2019. It also boasts a modest $55 million price tag, which is significantly lower than most other tentpole flicks in the genre.
TMZ posted apparent footage of a scene shot Sunday in Manhattan involving Phoenix (also without makeup) and a clown. It's made even more interesting when (huzzah!) you realise the film is being made with no connection to the broader slate of DC Universe films.
Joker is filming right now, and is set to be released in October.