Has a new Joker been found?

It sure looks that way as according to sources, Joaquin Phoenix has talked to Todd Phillips, who is writing and directing a solo Joker movie that is to revolve around how the Clown Prince of Crime came to be.

Phillips made it clear that Phoenix is his number one choice for the role and according to the same sources, Phoenix is agreeing to play the role. Warner Brothers has yet to make an official statement on the role.

If Phoenix agrees and plays the role, he will join Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Jared Leto in terms of the big-screen Jokers.

More as this develops.

H/T: Variety