Joaquin Phoenix Transforms Into A Homicidal Clown In 'The Joker' Trailer

Tanya Cunningham
April 5, 2019

Despite my initial feelings of "here we go again", after watching the latest teaser trailer for Joker, I can't deny that-in addition to the fact that seeing Joaquin Phoenix do his thing would make me see this movie anyway-it genuinely looks good. The gritty and edgy atmosphere fills the environment so completely you can nearly see how The Joker would become The Joker in a place such as this, especially after the hardships we see him face.

The Joker movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as Fleck, a down-on-his luck Gotham City resident who cares for his elderly mother.

We're shown quite a few scenes that hint at the Joker's descent: he gets attacked and humiliated by Gotham youths as a clown-faced street performer and he has a seemingly Norman Bates-y relationship with his mother, Penny Fleck (Frances Conroy). "She told me I had a goal, to bring laughter and joy to the world" (this is the only scene in which we see Arthur with a genuine smile on his face).

"Joker", which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro, is a psychological thriller that is separate from the DC Extended Universe-which features films such as "Suicide Squad" and "Wonder Woman".

Warner Bros. Pictures will release the film pan India, read a statement. The movie also stars Oscar victor Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Marc Maron (GLOW) and Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2).

Time to put on a happy face.

"I used to think that my life was a tragedy", Arthur says in voiceover, as we see him dying his hair green and transforming himself into the Joker we know.

Warner Bros released the first poster for the upcoming Joker movie on Tuesday. Expectations will be high nonetheless, thanks to legendary performances from the likes of Jack Nicholson in 1989's Batman and Heath Ledger in 2008's The Dark Knight.

Joker will be released in theaters on Friday, October 4, 2019, in the United States, although showings will begin on the evening of Thursday, October 3.

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