“Joker” Under Investigation Over Off-Screen Trouble

While comics fans were dazzled by onset video footage of Joaquin Phoenix in Warner Bros.’ Joker – the standalone origin movie of DC Comics’ most notorious super criminal – extras on set have filed complaints about alleged mistreatment.

According to testimonials obtained by TMZ, those very subway cars were sealed for extended periods of time with extras inside, denied required two-hour breaks. Even the need for bathroom breaks, leading to banging on the doors, were denied, and some extras even urinated on the tracks through the spaces on the tracks between the subway cars.

Both the Screen Actors Guild and Warner Bros. Pictures are looking into these filed violations and more will be disclosed to the public when available.



I'm an Ontario-based news writer, as well as graphic illustrator with his own commission business. I've been a comic collector since I was ten and have enjoyed the lore of these larger than life figures ever since. I graduated with an HBA from the University of Toronto in Humanities and have worked for both local and online news outlets.