Todd Phillips Shares Yet Another 'Joker' BTS Photo- It's…Okay?

Director Todd Phillips just loves to share images of his upcoming Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix.

We're not complaining really, its just…..strange.

Today, Phillips shared this [actually interesting, what?!] image of Phoenix taking a smoke break on set in costume on his Instagram account, crediting the image to Niko Tavernise:


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On set. Five minute break. 📷 @nikotavernise

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Tavernise is also behind the previous set photos of Phoenix, like this one featuring the full-on clown costume:


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MAOA. Warrior gene. #joaquinphoenix #joker @toddphillips1 Sony A9. 24-70

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And, that very first photo of Phoenix as Arthur:


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"Madness is the emergency exit." New project w Joaquin and @toddphillips1 #arthurfleck

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Joker is being called an origin story, and is said to be taking place during the 80s in Gotham City. This sounds interesting, considering the assembled cast thus far: Zazie Beetz, Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Josh Pais.

The Warner Bros. film has a release date of October 4th, 2019.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

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