The First Trailer For the New "Joker" Just Dropped

The First Trailer For the New

The First Trailer For the New "Joker" Just Dropped

Before we see Phoenix all Joker'ed out, the trailer shows him as Arthur Fleck, a small town comedian who has fallen on hard times in 1980s Gotham.

"Does it help to have someone to talk to?". He puts on a happy face, literally, to bring a smile on other's people faces but is bullied on every corner. "She told me that I had a objective - to bring laughter and joy into the world".

The trailer continues with a montage of scenes highlighting the character's mental health issues, his transformation into the villain and the rampage he would soon go on.

With the first trailer apparently days (or hours?) away, we've got the first look at the new Joker poster, featuring Joaquin Phoenix as the new Clown Prince of Crime.

Ever since hearing that Joaquin Phoenix was on board I was pretty interested.

Joker is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros.

Warner Bros has described the film as being an "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale", according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The poster doesn't reveal much - not even all of Phoenix's face in the Joker's iconic clown makeup - but it certainly hints that this won't be your standard comic book movie. Expectations will be high nonetheless, thanks to legendary performances from the likes of Jack Nicholson in 1989's Batman and Heath Ledger in 2008's The Dark Knight. Needless to say, Joker will be a significant tonal shift. The trailer of the movie has become an instant hit among the audiences as a result of its intriguing as well as entertaining ways.

"Everyone knows very strong women in challenging positions but you don't often get to see that in film", McCarthy said, adding that what she loves about the movie is that it shows "so many layers to women".

"Joker" is out in theaters this October.

Since then Jared Leto has tried and failed to replicate some of that magic with his own twist on the character in the lamentable Suicide Squad film.

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