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The teaser trailer for origin movie Joker shows a twisted descent into madness

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Joker, the origin movie about Gotham’s `most infamous villain and Batman’s perpetual arch nemesis is an oddity. It’s a standalone film unconnected to anything else happening in the DC universe, and is a gritty look at how Arthur Fleck (played by Joaquin Phoenix), a “a man disregarded by society”, spirals into madness and becomes one of comic books’ most iconic villains.

The first real trailer has dropped, and I have to admit that it looks incredible. I’m not really big on super hero movies, so this dark, gritty and realistic look at insanity – divorced as it seems from the usual comic book escapades – tickles me. The trailer was first shown earlier today at CinemaCon, but now it’s on the internet for all to see.

Joker, the Todd Phillips-directed origin film, also stars Robert De Niro, Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz and GLOW actor and comedian Marc Maron. It’s out in the US on October 4.

Last Updated: April 3, 2019


  1. Kromas

    April 3, 2019 at 15:56

    Going back to a better Joker I see. Yay!


  2. MaSeKind

    April 3, 2019 at 16:17

    This is probably not going to make me any friends, but I don’t think they should do a Joker origin story. Part of the Joker’s persona is the mystery surrounding him. It would be awesome to know exactly what made him the way he is, but it just feels like any backstory is going to be lame. Or rather the amount of fucked up shit that had to have happened to him would be to R18 for anyone to be able to make a movie out of it.


    • Admiral Chief

      April 3, 2019 at 16:17

      I agree with you, however, the trailer seems quite good. As a ‘normal’ person descends into madness due to what we’ve seen in the movie, up until a point where he ‘breaks’ will make for a good movie.

      Take BaleBat trilogy. Innocent Bruce, fuelled by vengeance, but still holding on to his father’s ‘teachings’ (why do we fall), made for an excellent movie origin


    • Kervyn Cloete

      April 3, 2019 at 16:36

      I would agree 100000% with you if it wasn’t for this being so far removed from anything comic book related.


      • MaSeKind

        April 3, 2019 at 16:56

        I guess I’m afraid that if it’s a failure it’ll taint the Joker a bit. But then again some of the big screen Jokers we’ve had probably already did that.

        It’s just that the general population/audience tends to get their view of these characters from the movies. Like Thor or Iron Man IS the Marvel versions for most people.


        • Guz

          April 4, 2019 at 09:16

          Argh don’t remind me of that Jared version it was just horrible, the pinnacle for me is still Heaths version


          • Sk3tz0

            April 5, 2019 at 12:45

            Heath Ledger was the Nickleback of Jokers and never deserved his Oscar.. only reason he got it was cuz he killed him self and everyone was sad about it.. Phoenix will trump Ledger and i’ll be a very happy chappie.

  3. Admiral Chief

    April 3, 2019 at 16:17

    Noice, seems pretty gosh darn good I say


  4. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    April 3, 2019 at 17:40

    The timing of this is uncanny


  5. BradeLunner

    April 4, 2019 at 00:32

    I dunno man, the trailer doesn’t show a convincing enough reason, maybe he just has one bad day and that’s enough, I guess it’s only a trailer and where Joaquin goes I’ll follow. I guess I was hoping for one killing joke


  6. CrAiGiSh

    April 4, 2019 at 08:09

    Looking good so far,


  7. Spathi

    April 4, 2019 at 08:25

    I would love for trailers to not be a summary of the whole movie. A sneak peak is great, a summary not so much…


  8. Guz

    April 4, 2019 at 09:16

    Damn he got super skinny for this role, that cant be healthy, otherwise this looks intriguing


  9. Skyblue

    April 4, 2019 at 20:50

    Trailer blew me away! Can’t wait!


  10. Tbone187

    April 8, 2019 at 11:34

    It looks okayish! Plot looks lazy imo.Guy grows up with a clown background turns sinister.


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