“It’s maybe more like a Martin Scorsese, low-budget film noir crime drama, but I have all the faith in the world in Todd, the brilliantly talented Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro. It’s an incredible, incredible group of people that’s brought this to life.”
Co-star Marc Maron previously described the gritty, Gotham City-set offshoot as an intimate psychological study in the style of famed Alan Moore penned graphic novel The Killing Joke.
“If it’s relative to what I think of Marvel movies then it’s like, ‘Yeah, of course I’m gonna do that’. Oddly, it’s not that kind of movie,” Maron told NME.
“The approach that Todd Phillips has taken is more of an origin story and a character study of a mentally ill person that becomes the Joker. It’s more of an intimate and gritty movie with a very specific scope. It’s going to be really interesting to see how it comes out.”
I have feeling this will be one of my favorite movies to come out this year.