Marc Maron In Talks To Join Joker

by Erik Amaya

 

Joker may get a blast of comedy from actual funny man Marc Maron.

Variety reports the comedian, podcaster and GLOW co-star is in negotiations to join the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures standalone Joker. Set outside the shared narrative universe of Aquaman and Wonder Woman 1984, it will explore the background of the nameless ne’er-do-well destined to become the Clown Prince of Crime. Joaquin Phoenix will play the title character while actors like Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz and Robert DeNiro are also in talks to join the film in various roles. Maron’s part is said to be an agent working on behalf of DeNiro’s talk show host; a person with a key role to play in Phoenix’s transformation into the Joker.

According to Phoenix, the film will be more of a character study than a summer action picture. The reported $50 million budget supports that claim.

The film will be directed by Todd Phillips of The Hangover fame from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver. It is slated to go into production fairly soon, but has not been scheduled for release.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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