Joaquin Phoenix's Joker to release on October 4

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker

Reddit UberBarrettJoker A fan made image of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker

Not that we've seen anything of too much heaviness from Joker director Todd Phillips, best known for the Hangover trilogy and Old School.

THR reports that Beetz is indeed in talks to star in Joker as "a single mother who catches the interest of the man" who would one day become the Joker. Martin Scorsese is an executive producer.

So far, Beetz is the only other cast member besides Phoenix-who is playing the Joker-for the upcoming movie. The last to do so was Jared Leto in 2016 in "Suicide Squad" to less-than-stellar reviews.

The actress, who recently played the superhero Domino in 20th Century Fox's Deadpool 2, is now in talks to join Warner Bros.' Joker, the Joker origin film that has three-time Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix set to play Batman's arch nemesis.

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GettyJoaquin Phoenix Joker actor has said he was waiting for a movie like this for years

The Joaquin Phoenix helmed Joker movie had been given the working title Romeo. Phoenix's is another Joker altogether, and you'll get your first glimpse at his on October 4, 2019. Joker will apparently be done as a dark, character-driven drama more than a comic book movie, so Beetz's role may have weight.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film's budget falls in the modest $55 million range and will begin shooting in September.

Joker will be landing in theaters on October 4, 2019.

"The film is an exploration of a man disregarded by the society that is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale", said Warner Bros.

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