Following on from those set photos, video has emerged via Hollywood Pipeline of Joaquin Phoenix filming scenes as the titular iconic Batman villain in Todd Phillips’ “Joker” standalone film.
Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a man who came to be the Clown Prince of Crime in Gotham City. The video shows off the actor in full clown make-up helping trigger and becoming bemused by some sort of public protest that turns violent.
Look closer and you’ll see it’s Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s father and a candidate for mayor, who is the one on the receiving end of getting a beating by protestors and other people in clown gear.
The new film is expected to open in October next year.