Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker origin movie is taking shape, 3 new members join the crew: Reports

According to reports, the DC movie has been gradually taking shape behind the scenes, with the latest addition of visual effects supervisor Edwin Rivera to the cast.


                            Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker origin movie is taking shape, 3 new members join the crew: Reports

A lot is at stake with the standalone Joker origin film, currently in development at Warner Bros with Joaquin Phoenix in the titular antagonistic role and Todd Phillips donning the director's hat. As we try to keep fans up to date with every new information surrounding the filming and casting of this movie, it is advisable that this latest piece of news is consumed with a pinch of salt. 

According to reports, the DC movie has been gradually taking shape behind the scenes, with the latest addition of visual effects supervisor Edwin Rivera to the crew. The crew update comes from Omega Underground. For the uninitiated, Rivera has some experience with superhero movies, having previously worked on projects like 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.'

In addition, two more crew members have been brought on board - production designer Mark Friedberg and costume designer Mark Bridges. Previously, it had emerged that the film would begin filming by September and would be isolated from the usual slate of superhero movies under the DC Extended Universe banner. Most likely, Phoenix's Joker will belong to a new class of films that is rumored to be branded as DC Dark or DC Black.    

While all of this is pretty much up to speculations right now, what we know for certain is Phoenix and Phillips collaboration on the solo movie, produced by none other than Martin Scorsese.

Joaquin Pheonix plays the lead in the movie directed by Todd Phillips (Getty)
Joaquin Pheonix plays the lead in the movie directed by Todd Phillips (Getty)

 

“I take a lot of time and consideration when making decisions and what I’m gonna work on,” the Mary Magdalene actor told Collider earlier, adding, "So, in some ways, the process, which is obviously reading a script and meeting a filmmaker and then continuing to have meetings and discussions with Todd [Phillips]." 

"I think [Phillips is] very impressive and he seems to have a very interesting understanding of this world and what he’s trying to say. And so there is something very appealing about that and working with him on this particular project," he continued, singing high praises for the director who will most probably be working with a very limited budget on the Joker film. 

A move that was recently appreciated by Kevin Smith. 

“I think what they’re doing is smart,” Smith said. “This is a cheap movie, it’s $55 million. They’re not spending…$55 [million] for a comic book property? That’s very inexpensive. They’re going ‘Logan’ model, which keeps it low-budget and make it more adult.”

Whether or not the different approach will work, though, is best left to time.  

 

Director Kevin Smith attends the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' at the Pantages Theatre on December 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California (Getty)
Director Kevin Smith attends the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' at the Pantages Theatre on December 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California (Getty)