Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Eyes Potential Awards Season Launch at Venice Film Festival — Report

Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Eyes Potential Awards Season Launch at Venice Film Festival — Report
Superhero films aren’t the kind of movies one necessarily associates with major international film festivals, but that could soon change thanks to Warner Bros.’ upcoming fall tentpole “Joker.” A new report from Deadline says the Joaquin Phoenix-starring comic book drama could be heading to the Venice Film Festival, the event most associated with the kickoff to the fall awards season. Sources tell Deadline “Joker” is sitting out Comic-Con (reports have already hit that Warner Bros. is skipping this year) in “favor of a fall springboard which might just be Venice.”

Warner Bros. has often used the Venice Film Festival to launch its Oscar contenders. Last year, the studio brought Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to the Lido for the headline-making world premiere of “A Star Is Born.” The music drama was a big hit at the festival and went on to earn eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture,
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