Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Stuns with First Trailer!

DC is doing things right lately. Aquaman was epic. Shazam! is better than anyone would have guessed. And now, even though Todd Phillips’ and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker won’t be included in DC’s cinematic universe, it seems like the newest take on the iconic villain will knock the cinematic world off its axis.

The trailer has arrived. I was wrong to ever doubt.



So far, it looks like the film will be inspired by Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Earth One.

We’ll be seeing a Joker origin story that takes place against the backdrop of Earth One’s Gotham City mayoral campaign, where Thomas Wayne (Batman’s dad) will be running for office. Many of the film’s aesthetics and atmosphere appear to borrow from the The Joker graphic novel as well.

And even if the film doesn’t quite live up to the high expectations it has just set, you can be certain that acting legend Joaquin Phoenix will do an excellent job. He is already convincing as The Joker who has had “one bad day.”



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