There are many movies that as a collective audience you go, “Huh… Well, okay then.” I feel like you’d be lying if you didn’t say that Joker was one of them. I mean, a movie about the legendary and mysterious DC character is probably the best or worst idea ever. However, Joker actually sounds incredible. After seeing the first full trailer of what’s to come, I’m so fucking on board with whatever Todd Phillips puts in front of us.
From the studios of DC/Warner Bros, Joker introduces “a character study of a mentally ill person becoming the [DC Villian] Joker.” Joker tells the story of Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comic who is continuously hurt by the cold hard life in Gotham City. However, things start to change for him when he turns to a life of crime and embraces that his life isn’t a tragedy… it’s a comedy.
We’ve been teased about this movie for MONTHS now. From the first looks at Arthur in screen tests on Phillip’s Instagram to some leaked footage of one of the Joker’s many crimes. The trailers make you lean in for even more information because it looks absolutely bonkers. Phoenix has always been a stand-out actor, but this might test his character actor chops. With Phoenix’s already top-notch acting skills, there are also many notable things to see within the trailer. We see the mean streets of Gotham City, the many influences of Martin Scorcese’s work including but not limited to The King of Comedy, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, and more.
Joker will be directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Due Date). Phillips will also write the script with Scott Silver. Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff will produce the film with Martin Scorcese as Executive Producer. Joker will star some of the dopest talents including Joaquin Phoenix playing the lead character Arthur Fleck/Joker, Robert De Nio, Zazie Beetz, Francis Conroy and many many more.
Are you guys excited for Joker? Yes? No? Maybe so? Let us know!
Joker is set to hit theaters on October 4, 2019.