The Joker director says fans will be mad since they’re not following the comics

The Joker is going to be a surreal experience in the realm of live-action DC films since it’s going to star the Clown Prince of Crime. Well, it’s going to star Joaquin Phoenix as the DC villain before he gets that title. Attached as the director and writer is Todd Phillips, who’s known for directing the Hangover movies, and from what we’ve seen so far, it looks to be inspired by the story where he is a failed comedian. As it turns out, the filmmakers aren’t following anything from the comic books. In addition, he confirmed that the film will be rated R.

“We didn’t follow anything from the comic-books, which people are gonna be mad about,” Phillips told Empire. “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.”

In the Joker film, Phoenix will play Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who later becomes one of Batman’s most popular antagonist.

For those wondering how dark the Joker is going to be, Phillips confirmed that the film will indeed be rated R. He answered a fan’s question about the MPAA rating on his post of Joaquin Phoenix putting on the Joker makeup.

“It will be rated R,” Phillips replied. “I’ve been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry.”

This will be the first live-action Batman-related film to have the R-rating. Birds of Prey will continue the R-rated trend when it hits theaters in 2020.

The Joker hits theaters on October 4, 2019.

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