‘Joker’ Won’t Have “Anything” From the Comics, Says Director Todd Phillips

/Film | 7/8/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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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.

In an interview with Empire, director and co-writer Todd Phillips revealed that Joker will be comprised of all fresh material. The film won’t be inspired by or draw from any comic book storylines, Phillips said:

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“We didn’t follow anything from the comic-books, which people are gonna be mad about. We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.”

There may be a few similarities that diehard comic book fans could find — the premise of the Joker as a washed-up comedian comes from the famous comic book story...
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