Joker Teaser:Joaquin Phoenix is a Menacing Clown
This the first ever stand alone film on 'Joker'. The Todd Phillips directorial will hit the screens on October 4.
Image: Todd Phillips/Instagram
On Tuesday night, director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Trilogy) unveiled the first official poster of DC Comics' stand alone film on Arthur Fleck titled Joker. Now, the Warner Bros. have released the first teaser trailer of the much anticipated film in the superhero/villian realm on YouTube, starring Joaquin Phoenix in and as Joker. The film will release on October 4.
The trailer takes us into the disturbing childhood of Arthur, when he was a street clown, bullied and made fun of for trying his best just to bring "laughter and joy to the world." On the other hand, it also gives us glimpses of some endearing moments he spent with his ailing mother and Sophie Dumond, played by Zazie Beetz.
However, Arthur's tone and tenor changes when he is established to be entering the Arkham State Hospital. He turns dejected, angry and insane, by the minute. The trailer does not really delve into the plot details but deftly sets the backdrop to how a trouble-encountering-man goes crazy in an increasingly degrading Gotham city. Joaquin shines in the way he takes the stage as the most infamous villain of the superhero universe in Joker.
Joker is co-produced by Martin Scorsese and features Robert De Niro, Shea Whigham, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron and Bill Camp in pivotal roles. The film is said to have taken inspiration from Scorsese's King of Comedy and noir-thriller Taxi Driver, with screenplay credits going to Phillips and Scott Silver.
Watch Joker trailer here:
Check out some behind the scenes pictures of Joaquin from the sets of Joker.
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