Director Todd Phillips is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming Joker feature.
Phillips released a new image of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Captioned, “Finishing touches” the pic features Phoenix looking into a mirror applying his Joker makeup. The still was taken by Niko Tavernise. Tavernise is ”truly one of the best still photographers working in movies; we were so lucky to have him on set,” Phillips said.
The new image also got the director to give fans an impromptu confirmation of the film’s rating. The director replied to a fan who commented on the image, writing, “It will be Rated R. I’ve been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry,” he replied.
Joker is set in 1981 and will take DC Comics fans back to the villain’s origin story. The film follows stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck, whose failure drive him to insanity and put him on a path to becoming the infamous psychopathic killer.
Joker premieres October 4.