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April Fools’ joke convinces Twitter of The Dark Knight prequel starring Joaquin Phoenix

Todd Phillips’ upcoming Joker movie was said to have released an official synopsis but it all turned out to be an April Fools’ joke.

hollywood Updated: Apr 02, 2018 14:53 IST
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Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

The Joker Origins film, to be directed by Todd Phillips, will serve as a prequel to Christopher Nolan’s 2008 movie The Dark Knight. Or it was until yesterday.

A fake synopsis for the DC film was shared by Screen Rant revealing how The Joker, once a “well-meaning man”, came to become one of the most notorious criminals of all time.

“Twenty years before Batman saved the city in THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, Gotham was a dangerous place. In the crime-ridden Narrows, one man tries to escape his unfortunate lot through a passion for theatrics and stand-up comedy. However, one bad day is all it takes in this city, and soon the well-meaning man has become the most dangerous criminal of all: the Joker.

Actor Joaquin Phoenix poses for photographers upon arrival at the special screening of Mary Magdalene in London. ( Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP )

“Directed by Academy Award Nominee Todd Phillips (“WAR DOGS”) and produced by Academy Award Winner Martin Scorsese (“GOODFELLAS”), this prequel to Academy Award Nominee Christopher Nolan’s “THE DARK KNIGHT” will explore how the Clown Prince of Crime came to be,” the synopsis had read.

Of course, a film is indeed being made by Todd Phillips which is perhaps why so many fell for it.

No actor has been confirmed to play The Joker in 1980s Gotham, but reports suggest Joaquin Phoenix may land the iconic role.

Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad.

The Joker has memorably been part of two Batman movies with Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger portraying Batman’s arch nemesis, most recently played by Jared Leto in the first Suicide Squad film.

He will reprise his role in the Suicide Squad sequel and the Harley Quinn spin-off.

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First Published: Apr 02, 2018 11:21 IST