The last time I saw Joaquin Phoenix, he appeared on Letterman with a gigantic beard and was going on and on about quitting movies and starting a rapping career. This snowballed into YouTube videos of amateur hip-hop shows featuring J. Phoen with none other than Casey Affleck behind the camera. Supposedly, the two have been working on a documentary. Regardless, that’s the last of Phoenix that I have seen.
Supposedly, Marvel Comics has confronted Phoenix regarding the gaping casting hole in the new Avengers movie. Last week, it was confirmed the Edward Norton would not be reprising his role as The Incredible Hulk in the film due to financial reasons.
It is unknown what will happen with Phoenix and The Avengers, but it would be kinda cool if it did happen. I just hope he has that gnarly beard. It would certainly be a new side of Bruce Banner.