Filmmaker Todd Phillips has confirmed the upcoming Joker film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will be rated R. “I’ve been asked this a lot,” Phillips replied to a curious fan on Instagram this week. “Just assumed people knew. Sorry.” Consequence of Sound notes that, if Phillips gets his way, the project will be the first live-action Batman film to receive an R-rating. The only other film in the franchise to receive such a rating was 2016’s animated Batman: The Killing Joke.Joker hits theaters on October 4 of this year.
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