Apparently Joaquin Phoenix is a better actor that we thought. When he denied rumors that he was the lead pick in an up coming, stand alone, Joker movie, he was just flat out lying. Phoenix is cast to play the “Crown Prince of Crime” in an origin story movie. This is on top of Jarrod Leto reprising his roll from “Suicide Squad” in a completely different movie about the Joker. Let’s hope this doesn’t get confusing.
Dwayne Johnson returned to the theaters this weekend with “Skyscraper” and the results are less than towering. Earning just over $25 million, landing second place to Hotel Transylvania 3, which earned over $47 million. With less than stellar reviews going into the weekend, one thing to keep in mind, the movie wasn’t marketed for North America. This was created to get the attention of the Chinese viewing audience with the deliberate actor and location selection.