Ep 74: We’re Finally Getting Zombieland 2 and a Joker Movie

This past week has been an exciting one for movie news so we couldn’t not do an episode on the biggest announcements. In the same week we received word that Zombieland 2 and the Joker film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, have been officially greenlit by their respective studios.

Zombieland still stands as the funniest zombie comedy of all time (next to Shaun of the Dead). After a failed attempt at an Amazon TV show, it only makes sense that they would give us the sequel we’ve been waiting for since 2009. The original cast is returning including Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin. You probably shouldn’t hold your breath for the ill-fated Bill Murray. The funny walking dead flick is slated for an October 2019 release, just in time for Halloween.

Meanwhile in comic land, DC and Warner Bros have been trying to crack a solo Joker film for a while and now it seems they’re confident enough to green light the project with Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role, Todd Philips (The Hangover and War Dogs) directing and Martin Scorsese producing. The comic book movie will step outside of the cinematic Justice League movies that are already in full swing. Instead they’ve opted for a one-off that will tell the origin story of the psychotic killer in clown makeup. It’s been described as a dark crime drama set in 1980s New York and drawing from the popular Batman: The Killing Joke comic. There’s no release date yet but they start filming in September which is just 2 months away.

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