Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' film will be R-rated

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' film will be R-rated

Todd Phillips, director of the upcoming Joker movie, has confirmed that the hotly anticipated film will be R-rated.

Phillips, who is known for directing The Hangover trilogy amongst other successful projects, shared the news in the comments section of his latest Instagram post.

Take a look at the very gripping trailer for the upcoming movie:

So, Phillips' answer might prove to have been a little hasty when the movie is finally released. But considering his aim from the outset was to make a film specifically for adult audiences, this seems unlikely.

While it will be far from the only R-Rated superhero flick - Watchmen, Logan and Deadpool were given the same rating - it does seem as though this film will be particularly dark - and twisted too.

Since the movie was announced, it was presented in a way that starkly contrasted more conventional comic movies.

In any case, the movie will be set in the 80s and centre around stand-up comic Arthur Fleck (played by Phoenix), delving into his journey into the Gotham City underworld.