"That's really the only thing that's worthwhile; the other thing is connect-the-dots and paint-by-numbers and who the [heck] cares about that?" said Phoenix.
As of this writing, we are just 37 days away from the release of Todd Phillips' Joker, the highly-anticipated, much-debated, allegedly awards-worthy solo movie built around Batman's greatest nemesis. It's a wonderful take on the character of the Joker as well. This Todd Phillip's directorial will hit the screens on October 4, 2019. "There were emails about: "You realise we sell Joker pajamas at Target".
Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix ("The Master", "Walk the Line", "Gladiator") stars in the titular role alongside Oscar victor Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull", "The Godfather: Part II") as Franklin.
The first full-length trailer for Joker, the new Batman spin-off movie starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, has arrived.
Joker explores the story of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a failed stand-up comedian facing the cruelty and outright scorn of society.
Let's start with the biggest, most shocking piece of information I received. While traveling on a bus in 1981 Gotham City, he's immediately scolded by a mother for making her son laugh. One bad decision brings about a chain reaction of escalating, ultimately deadly, events.
Joker opens in theaters everywhere on October 4. According to Phillips, Joker was born from an idea he had to create a different, more grounded comic book film - but, based on this trailer, that doesn't mean the production team is going to be skipping out on all the bombast entirely. The film is written as a standalone origin story and villain character study separate from the ongoing DC cinematic universe.
Watch the final trailer below! The trailer shows us a glimpse of the drama that awaits the fans - a dark, human tale of a breakdown. Even in very brief flashes we get to see Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, Zazie Beetz, Shea Whigham and Brett Cullen and their placement suggests context.