Make ’em laugh!
The Joker solo movie is on its way, but not in the way many might have thought.
After Jared Leto portrayed the iconic Batman character in Suicide Squad, there was some surprise when it was revealed that there would be a film set in the 1980s and explore the Joker’s origins without any connection to the rest of the DC movies due to come out or that have gone before.
Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix will play the iconic role that has been portrayed by the likes of Caesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill and an Oscar-winning performance from Heath Ledger.
So what can we expect from the film?
And more importantly, when can we expect it in cinemas?
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Joker movie.
Joker movie UK release date
Joker will be released in UK cinemas on October 4, 2019.
Joker movie director
The film will be directed by Todd Phillips, who is best known for his comedy work on Road Trip, Old School, Starsky & Hutch, The Hangover Trilogy, Due Date, and War Dogs.
He won an Oscar for his screenplay for Borat.
The Hangover star Bradley Cooper is a producer on the film.
Joker movie cast
Joaquin Phoenix as Joker/Arthur Fleck
The Oscar-nominated actor will portray Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian disregarded by society who is driven insane and becomes a psychotic criminal mastermind, The Joker.
Robert De Niro as a talk show host
The iconic Oscar-winner will portray a talk show host who causes major issues for Fleck.
Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond
The Deadpool 2 star plays a single mother and cynical love interest for Fleck.
Bill Camp as Gotham City Police Department officer
The American actor plays a character supposedly on the right side of the law.
Frances Conroy as Penny Fleck
The Golden Globe-winning actress portrays Arthur’s mother, Penny. We are sure there will be mummy issues.
Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne
The Lost actor will portray the father of Batman as a billionaire philanthropist in the mayoral race for Gotham.
Apparently, Thomas will play a role in The Joker’s origin story and also not necessarily be the nicest guy.
Glenn Fleshler as a comedian
The Billions actor will portray a fellow comedian to Fleck in the film.
Dante Pereira-Olson as Bruce Wayne
The young son of Thomas Wayne, who in his adulthood becomes the Joker’s archenemy, Batman.
Douglas Hodge as Alfred Pennyworth
The Night Manager star portrays the Wayne family’s loyal butler, Alfred.
Marc Maron as Ted Marco
The stand-up comedian and star of Netflix’s GLOW plays a role in the film.
Shea Whigham as Bill Washington
The Boardwalk Empire actor portrays a cop in GCPD.
Bryan Callen as Javier
The stand-up comedian has a role in the film.
Joker movie plot
A standalone film with no connection to previous DC Comics films and the wider DC Expanded Universe movies, Joker is a period film set in 1981 and follows failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck who undergoes a transformation into a psychotic criminal mastermind after feeling entirely rejected by society.
Joker movie trailer
There is no full trailer for the film but we have seen test footage of Phoenix in full-on Joker make-up and we’re excited!
Joker is released in UK cinemas on October 4, 2019.