Hallelujah! Another superhero movie with balls!
We got word over the weekend that Todd Phillips’ Joker, an origin story for Gotham City’s crown price of pandemonium, will be rated R. The news comes straight from the horse’s mouth when Phillips responded to a fan inquiry on Instagram:
“It will be rated R. I’ve been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry.”
No need to apologize to us, Mr. Phillips, but legions of pre-adult DC comics fans probably won’t be pleased!
Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
Joker stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Joaquin Phoenix; look for it in US theaters beginning October 4th.