Marc Maron refers to Todd Phillip’s Joker movie as a character study of a mentally ill person4 min read
Marc Maron, a popular face in the entertainment and podcasting industry, is playing Ted Marco alongside Phoenix and Robert De Niro in Todd Phillips’ standalone Joker origin movie. The movie is highly disputed among fans for its strict objective of setting this movie outside the mainstream DC Universe. “I finished that a while ago,” Maron told NME. “…I did a week in New York and did a scene with Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix. I couldn’t believe it was happening, but once I got there I was like ‘Here we go. Let’s do the job’.”
This makes sense since Robert De Niro is playing a talk show host in the 80s, our main character Arthur Fleck takes interested in. Marc has previously been a skeptic regarding comic book movies but he went on to explain how this made him change his alignment. “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. 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.” He continued: “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.”
Joker, by the look of it, tries to take a deep dive inside the disturbing mind of the individual before the moral compass gets fully destroyed. It’s a painful journey and by Joaquin Phoenix’s skill-sets, he could blow this thing out of the park. The Joker origin movie can be an absolutely unique comic book movie that is targeted towards being more critically acceptable than commercial, with a budget of $55 M. Or, considering character studies can be very delicate (leave
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