Todd Phillips confirmed the news on Instagram.
“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?”
The actor/living embodiment of Thor will reportedly play the Hulkster in his early years.
As well as its “young” Alfred Pennyworth.
Production is now underway on Todd Phillips’ Joker origin film starring Phoenix in the titular role.
The Deadpool 2 and Atlanta star is in line to play a single mother in Todd Phillips’ origin film.
Todd Phillip’s gritty character study is officially called Joker.
Directed by Todd Phillips, the film is meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content than previous DC comic book tentpoles.
Geoff Johns is also out as chief creative officer as DC Films president Walter Hamada shakes up the slate.
Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play The Joker in new standalone film from Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese
The origin film will exist separate from the DC Universe blockbusters currently starring Jared Leto.
Tonal changes and a massive upcoming plot point will completely alter the shape of DC’s film franchises.
Even more baffling, Jared Leto would not be starring in the film.