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
April 3, 2019 at 15:56
Going back to a better Joker I see. Yay!
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.