joker rated R

It had been assumed that Todd Phillips‘ Joker would end up with an R rating, and now it’s official: the MPAA has given the Joaquin Phoenix anti-comic book flick the very adult rating. That’s right: this movie is so damn twisted that only adults will be able to handle it. According to the R rating, Joker is going to deliver “strong bloody violence” and more. Hide the kids!

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joker sequel

Can the world handle something as twisted as a Joker sequel!? We might find out! Director Todd Phillips recently revealed that he had such a good time working with Joaquin Phoenix that he’s more than game for a sequel – as long as the first film is a hit, and as long as Phoenix wants to come back for more. Since the upcoming Joker film is an origin story of sorts, the sequel would likely involve the second phase of his wild and crazy career of crime.

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joaquin phoenix joker

Joaquin Phoenix is a hard man to win over, but somehow The Hangover director Todd Phillips did, with a can of face paint and some green hair dye. But it took more than that to convince the Oscar-nominated actor to sign on to Joker. Phoenix revealed why he took on the role of the Clown Prince of Crime in the upcoming Joker origin film when he has been notoriously resistant to blockbusters.

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joker laugh

Joker won’t be your average comic book movie. The upcoming Todd Phillips film is taking a much different approach to the Batman character – aiming for an R-rating, playing the festival circuit, and already generating awards season buzz. Whether or not the movie will live up to this hype remains to be seen, but you can be confident in star Joaquin Phoenix‘s abilities. Phoenix is one of the best actors working today, and he clearly took this role seriously. Case in point: the actor recently revealed that rather than just adopt a generic maniacal laugh for his Clown Prince of Crime, he actually researched a specific mental condition to emulate.

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joker comics inspirations

Joaquin Phoenix‘s aspiring comedian won’t be using any old material — this is an all-original Joker. Director Todd Phillips revealed that his upcoming feature film about the Clown Prince of Crime’s origin won’t be drawing any inspiration from the comics. The lack of Joker comics inspirations is intentional, Phillips said, because Joker is exclusively “about this man,” not the Batman rogue he will become.

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R-Rated Joker Movie

When the prospect of a movie exploring the rise of Batman’s arch nemesis The Joker was first revealed, fans were reasonably skeptical. It’s rarely a good thing to know too much about a villain, and that’s especially true when you’re dealing with a character who is made infinitely more interesting by having an uncertain past.

But after the teaser trailer for Joker arrived, fans have been more intrigued than ever to see what director Todd Phillips and actor Joaquin Phoenix are bringing to Gotham City with the villain’s origin story. And now we know for sure that this won’t be one for the younger Batman fans out there. The filmmaker has confirmed that we’ll be seeing an R-rated Joker movie this fall. Read More »

joker poster

Our first full look at the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie is here. What do you think? Will this seemingly crazy idea pay off and result in a great movie, or was this a huge mistake? No matter how Joker turns out, we can say with some certainty that it’s definitely not going to be your standard DC comic book movie. Completely separate from every other DC film so far, Joker is a character study about a mentally ill individual who eventually transforms into the Joker. Watch the Joker trailer below.

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joker poster

The first poster for the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker movie is here, and it’s appropriately unsettling. The message director Todd Phillips has been constantly pushing is that this won’t be your standard comic book movie, and sure enough, the first poster looks as if it’s advertising a thriller, or even a horror film. The first Joker teaser trailer will drop tomorrow, but in the meantime, you can see the Joker poster below.

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Joker Movie Story - Marc Maron

I think by now we all assumed the Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix wouldn’t be a traditional comic book film. But in case there was any lingering doubt, co-star Marc Maron (above right) has provided some insight into what to expect. According to Maron, who plays a character named Ted Marco, the Todd Phillips-directed film is less a comic book film, and the Joker movie story more of a character study of a mentally ill person…who eventually turns into the Joker.

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mary magdalene trailer

Mary Magdalene‘s journey to the big screen has been Biblical unto itself, as the film starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix was hit with delay after delay. But as the spiritual drama directed by Garth Davis finally readies itself for an April theatrical release, IFC films has released a new Mary Magdalene trailer. Watch it below.

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