The first trailer for the Joaquin Phoenix starring JOKER film has released, and quite frankly it looks highly intriguing and very disturbing.
It’s cut in a way that makes you feel for the Joker. He’s portrayed as a very tragic character living a shitty life, who seems to eventually break due to his torments. Phoenix provides a masterful performance in the footage shown, and many commenters are already comparing him to Heath Ledger’s Joker, who is considered the de facto ultimate movie Joker, and one of the best villain performances of all-time.
He comes off as very manic, yet innocent, and you can definitely see how his life would lead him to a psychotic break, and eventually becoming the Joker. I really don’t think Batman will even be required for this origin story, because I think Phoenix’s Joker will be able to carry it all by himself. This just looks like a very unique DC film, and it’s definitely more of a Nolan-style DC movie than what we’ve been getting from the likes of Snyder, Jenkins, and Wan.
Check out the trailer above. The movie hits theaters on October 4, 2019.
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