The first trailer for Todd Phillips‘ origin story for the most notorious DC villain ever created just dropped today – no joke. Check it out below!
Phillips, who is most known for The Hangover trilogy, is taking a new Batmanless approach to telling the origin story to the Clown Prince of Crime. Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, struggles to find respect working as a clown on the streets of Gotham. However, after having suffered at the hands of many of the residents of Gotham, he spirals into becoming a manic criminal.
Phillips has described his film as a tragedy, a movie that will live separately from the newly upbeat vibe of Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
Joker gets released on the world on October 4th.
What did you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to the newest take on the Joker? Leave a comment below and let’s make it a discussion.