Warner Bros. Greenlights Joaquin Phoenix-Led Joker Origin Film

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Joaquin Phoenix is officially stepping into the purple suit of Batman's greatest foe.

You can check out some of the reactions below! " This description, coupled with reports that DC has multiple Joker films in development, leads to the burning question: Who, exactly, is this "cautionary tale" for?" A purportedly leaked casting call has the future crime boss caring for his bedridden mother contributing to his eventual complete mental breakdown and descent into the most infamous supervillain Gotham City has ever known.

Todd Phillips, the man behind the camera for the hit The Hangover comedy franchise, is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver.

Word comes from The Hollywood Reporter that the film is a go, with Phoenix definitely onboard and shooting scheduled to begin in September in NY, with an estimated budget of $55m.

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The three-time Oscar nominee has some big shoes to fill, following fan-adored interpretations of Batman's arch nemesis from Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson, Cesar Romero and even Mark Hamill's animated version. His bombastic schemes, twisted behavior and eerie laugh are the things nightmares are made from.

Jared Leto, however, will be reprising his role as The Joker in the sequel for Suicide Squad and a movie on The Joker and Harley Quinn.

According to THR, Warner Bros.is still developing another Joker project starring Leto.

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