25 Jul – We didn't get to see Robert De Niro on the big screen last year and he'll only be seen once this year but we will see him at least in two movies next year, with one of them being a comic book movie.
The 74-year-old actor is currently in talks for a part in the Joaquin Phoenix-starring "Joker", Deadline is reporting.
Reportedly, De Niro will be playing a talk show host who plays a vital role in the development of the movie's titular villain, though the actor's character himself will not be a baddie.
The deal with De Niro has been going on for weeks, with the financials finally sorted, it looks he will say yes to the part.
He will be joining Phoenix, who stars as the Joker, and possibly Zazie Beetz, who was reported earlier also in discussion to play a single mother who might be Joker's love interest in the origins movie.
Another actress currently in talks to join the cast is Frances Conroy (TV's "American Horror Story" series), eyed to play Joker's mother.
To be directed by Todd Phillips, who also co-wrote the script with Scott Silver, the standalone "Joker" is scheduled to begin filming this fall for a October 2019 release.
In the meantime, De Niro will first be seen in this year's "The War with Grandpa" and 2019's "The Irishman".