Posted Wed Aug 28, 2019 at 10:15 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
"Send in the clowns..."
Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for Joker, offering an expanded look at the film's story and Joaquin Phoenix's creepy transformation into the infamous Batman villain. The film is set to hit theaters on October 4, 2019.
Director Todd Phillips' Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham's fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Check out the final trailer below!
In addition to Phoenix, the movie stars Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Shea Whigham, Frances Conroy, Bill Camp, Marc Maron, and Brett Cullen. Director Todd Phillips also co-wrote the script with Scott Silver (The Fighter).
Though based on the DC comic book character of the same name, Joker does not appear to be set in the same cinematic universe as Warner Brothers' other recent DC films like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Aquaman, and Shazam -- which already feature a different version of the Joker played by Jared Leto. Likewise, while the movie is set in Gotham and the Wayne family is featured in the film, the character of Batman is not expected to make an appearance.
Other upcoming DC films include Cathy Yan's Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) which will premiere on February 7, 2020, and Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984 which will premiere on June 5, 2020. Likewise, a Suicide Squad sequel/reboot from writer/director James Gunn, an Aquaman sequel, a new Batman film, and a Flash movie are also all in development.
Source: Warner Bros. (YouTube)
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