Joaquin Phoenix to play Joker in solo movie

This isn't the first time Phoenix has entertained the idea of a superhero movie.

Joaquin Phoenix is the top choice to play the Batman villain Joker in the upcoming stand-alone movie.

The film is being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment as part of a new group of films that will exist outside of the continuity of its shared universe, which includes Wonder Woman, Justice League, Batman v. Superman and Man of Steel. Joker is already a part of the existing universe, with Jared Leto starring as the classic villain in Suicide Squad.


This isn't the first time Phoenix has entertained the idea of a superhero movie.

The three-time Oscar nominee was offered the role of DC villain Lex Luthor in Batman v. Superman, and was in talks to play Doctor Strange for Marvel. However, he passed on both projects, meaning that his participation in Phillips' Joker movie is not a sure thing.

Only time will tell, right?

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