Joker Film Not Based On Comics
Forget everything you know from decades of Batman comics because Todd Phillips’ upcoming JOKER starring Joaquin Phoenix will be throwing it all out the window. In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, Phillips revealed that the upcoming film will be unique in that they didn’t pull anything from the comic books.
We didn’t follow anything from the comic-books, which people are gonna be mad about. We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.
Here’s the synopsis that has been released for the movie:
Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.