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Say what! Joaquin Phoenix was the first choice to play Batman

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Not too long ago, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky acknowledged in an interview that ‘Joker’ actor Joaquin Phoenix was the primary option to play Batman within the early 2000s, however, Warner Bros. didn’t approve thus the movie was finally shelved.

Speaking to Empire, “The studio needed Freddie Prinze Jr and I needed Joaquin Phoenix. I bear in mind considering, ‘Uh oh, we’re making two completely different movies right here.’ That’s a real story. It was a unique time. The Batman I wrote was positively a method completely different kind of take than they ended up making,” mentioned the director.

Additional, Aronofsky additionally acknowledged, “The Batman that was out earlier than me was ‘Batman & Robin’, the well-known one with the nipples on the Batsuit, so I used to be actually attempting to undermine that, and reinvent it. That’s the place my head went.”

Batman movie was introduced to be massively motivated by Frank Miller’s graphic novel, ‘Batman: Yr One.’ Miller was, actually, writing the script himself. “It was a tremendous factor as a result of I used to be an enormous fan of his graphic novel work, so simply getting to fulfill him was thrilling again then,” Aronofsky mentioned.

The title “Batman: Yr One” has been used for an animation movie, launched in 2011 and directed by Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu.

Joker relies on DC Comics characters, some of the widespread and highest-grossing films of 2019. Directed and Produced by Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix additionally bagged the Finest Actor on the Oscars 2020 awards.

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