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Trivia for Joker

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  • This is an origin story.
  • The film will reportedly feature a younger actor portraying the Joker and will be separate from the DC Extended Universe and be part of a new film label by DC Comics and Warner Bros. Ironically enough, Joaquin Phoenix is only three years younger than Jared Leto.
  • Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy expressed hope that Joker voice actor Mark Hamill could reprise the role in the film while DC Extended Universe Joker actor Jared Leto wanted to reprise the role as well.
  • The studio was looking at Leonardo DiCaprio as The Joker. Also considered were Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam Driver, James Franco, Will Poulter, Dan Stevens, Paul Dano, Lakieth Stanfield, Caleb Landry Jones, Iwan Rheon, and Bill Skarsg?rd.
  • The actor Martin Ballantyne, who portrayed the Jokers Henchman in the Dark Knight, expressed an interest in reprising his role.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role of the Joker in order to work on Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (releases in 2019).
  • First time Todd Phillips has directed a non-comedic film.
  • As of July 18th 2018, the movie has been titled Joker and is being released on October 4th 2019 going up against Zombieland 2 which was also officially dated on July 18th 2018.
  • Frances McDormand turned down the Penny role.
  • This is Zazie Beetz's second comic book movie after Deadpool 2 (2018).
  • Viggo Mortensen passed on portraying Thomas Wayne.
  • Viggo Mortensen reportedly turned down the role of Thomas Wayne.
  • Robert De Niro was intended to play Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne's father, but pulled out prior to the start of shooting.
  • Alec Baldwin was in talks to play Thomas Wayne, but dropped out a day after being announced in the role, due to scheduling conflicts.
  • This is Frances Conroy's first live-action DC movie from a Batman villain since Catwoman (2004). She was also a voice actor in All-Star Superman (2011) and Superman: Unbound (2013).
  • The movie is meant to start a new company that will produce stand-alone DC movies.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Skarsgård were rumored to play the Joker.
  • On an Instagram post from Todd Phillips he reveals a picture with the caption "Arthur" which likely means the jokers original name in the film will be Arthur.
  • This will be Frances Conroy's second live action DC movie from a Batman villain after Catwoman (2004).
  • Brett Cullen also appears as Congressman Gilley in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
  • The character of the Joker is named Arthur Fleck. Or A.Fleck, as a nod to Ben Affleck who portrayed Batman in the DCEU.
  • Three of the previous actors who have played the Joker - Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Jared Leto - are Oscar winners (with Ledger winning for playing The Joker). Joaquin Phoenix has been nominated for an Oscar three times.
  • Brett Cullen stars as Thomas Wayne, making this his second appearance in a Batman related film following his role as Congressman Gilley in The Dark Knight Rises.
  • Third iteration of the character appearing to have long hair, following Kevin Michael Richardson's animated version in The Batman (2004) and Heath Ledger's iconic portrayal in The Dark Knight.
  • Joaquin Phoenix is the fourth Gladiator (2000) actor to star in a DC movie. Russell Crowe was in Man of Steel (2013), Connie Nielsen was in both Wonder Woman movies and Justice League (2017), and Djimon Hounsou is in Aquaman (2018) and Shazam! (2019).
  • Early footage shows Arthur walking by a sign for Amusement Mile, Gotham City's version of Coney Island, which features prominently in the original Killing Joke graphic novel. Joker cocreator Bill Finger was partly inspired by a sign for Steeplechase Park in the real Coney Island which featured a grotesque grinning face.
  • Joaquin Phoenix who plays Joker in this film has an interesting coincidence with his name: first two letters of his name coincides with the character he plays 'Jo'ker and 'Jo'aquin. Also his name ends with 'quin' which also is the name of Joker's girlfriend Harley Quinn who stars alongside joker in various mainstream media.
  • This will be Robert De Niro's first appearance in a comic book adaptation since Stardust (2007)
  • This is Bill Camp and Douglas Hodge's first collaboration since Red Sparrow (2018), which also starred Jeremy Irons who plays Alfred in the DCEU.
  • This is Bill Camp's second comic book movie in 2019 since he was in The Kitchen (2019).
  • The director, Todd Phillips, revealed on Instagram that shooting had wrapped on 19th of December 2018.
  • Joaquin Phoenix is dating Rooney Mara in real life, who was among the actresses considered to play the Joker's girlfriend Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016).
  • Joaquin phoenix is (so far) the only actor to play the joker in a live action movie to not have won an academy award.
  • The Joker's make-up is very similar to John Wayne Gacy's, a serial killer who would often entertain children while dressed as "Pogo the clown". This make-up style was shunned by working clowns at the time as they strictly prohibit "sharp" ends in their make up, as it scares children.
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