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Joaquin Phoenix becomes the latest Joker in the pack

Joaquin Phoenix becomes the latest Joker in the pack

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Gladiator star Joaquin Phoenix is to play Batman's nemesis The Joker in a stand-alone film exploring the origins of the cackling comic book villain.Co-written and directed by The Hangover director Todd Phillips, the currently untitled film is set to begin shooting in New York this September.According to the Hollywood Reporter, it will be both "a gritty character study" and "a broader cautionary tale".Phoenix's other roles include Johnny Cash in 2005 biopic Walk the Line.The 43-year-old was recently seen playing Jesus in Mary Magdalene and as a troubled vigilante in You Were Never Really Here.Martin Scorsese is making a Joker movieIntroduced in the very first Batman comic in April 1940, The Joker is synonymous with green hair, lur...
Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

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June 4 (UPI) -- The Defense Department modified a contract aimed at training aircrews in electronic warfare. The modified contract between the U.S. Navy and Phoenix Air Group, is valued at more than $ 14.6 million and extends the current period of performance by two years, expiring in November 2020. The deal, announced Friday, provides services in support of Navy electronic warfare aircraft training jamming systems. They are designed for "stand-off jamming for opposing force threat simulation during various levels of exercises for shipboard and aircrew tactics, aircraft weapon system operators and for procedures to counter potential enemy electronic attack threats," according to the Pentagon. Work on the contract will occur in Florida, California and Virginia. No funds will be obligated ...
The gospel according to Joaquin Phoenix

The gospel according to Joaquin Phoenix

Entertainment
Duarte Garrido, Arts and Entertainment ReporterAs soon as he enters the room, you know you're about to witness something special.It's not the heavy beard he now sports, or the unbranded, clumsy cap. It's not even his size, his feline eyes or the enigmatic scar which cracks his upper lip.In fact, on a more thorough examination, there's nothing about Joaquin Phoenix's physical appearance which makes him stand out from anyone else.His voice is raucous and off-pitch, his mannerisms uncomfortable - the way he inadvertently covers his mouth while speaking, avoids eye contact - but there is an aura to him.Something which whispers "I don't give a f***" to every single journalist in the room. And he doesn't.He even says so. Not in so many words, but in the way he calls everyone "motherf******" in a...