Joker 2019 Movie Will Not Follow Any Comic Books

Usually comic book movies share some similarities to the original source material in order to please the most die hard fans. Well it looks like the Joker movie out later this year will have all original ideas and features.

The director of Joker, Todd Phillips, has opened up in a new interview with Empire (via ComicBookMovie) that his film might make some fans mad. You can read his comments down below.

"We didn’t follow anything from the comic-books, which people are gonna be mad about. We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man."

It will be interesting to see what the fan reception for the movie will be. Historically, comic book movies aren't received well when they stray too far from the source material.

That being said, a lot of people are still looking forward to the Joker movie out later this year.

It should be one of the more unique movies in the genre since it concentrates on a villain instead of a hero.

Joker will be released in North America on October 4th, 2019. Check out the synopsis down below.

"Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

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