Phillips posted the image on Instagram, saying only “Editing #Joker,” signaling that he is deep into editing of the film that wrapped up principal photography back in December of last year.
This image shows Joaquin Phoenix as failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck before he somehow becomes the Joker. The room also gives a glimpse into the world as it looked in 1981, when this film takes place.
As for an appearance of the Dark Knight himself, it has been confirmed that a young Bruce Wayne and younger Alfred Pennyworth will be in the film, but obviously before he dons the cape and cowl.
Bruce’s father, Thomas Wayne, will be played by Brett Cullen following the news that Alec Baldwin would not play the role due to scheduling issues.
As for Joaquin Phoenix in makeup as the Joker, we have been given glimpses of it, and it was also revealed on director Todd Phillips’ Instagram.
Todd Phillips’ Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019, and it is one of 43 other high-profile films that we believe you should keep on your radar, including Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: Episode IX, and The Lion King.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who thinks Joker is one of his most anticipated films of the year as The Dark Knight is one of his favorite movies ever. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.