12 October 2019 01:35
Todd Phillips officially released the first poster for the upcoming Joker movie, promising a teaser trailer sometime this week. Phillips posted the image on his Instagram, along with the caption "Teaser trailer tomorrow." The poster itself features Joaquin Phoenix in the iconic role, with his head held up and his face smeared with blood. The Joker origin movie – not to be confused with the Jared Leto film of the same name, which looks to have been put on hold – is the first in a series of DC-based movies that are independent of the shared DC Extended Universe. It tells the story of the Joker (Phoenix) as a failed stand-up comedian who becomes a psychopathic criminal mastermind after going insane. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, and Marc Maron star in the film.
The day is drawing closer when Joaquin Phoenix will join the annals of superhero history as one of the few actors to portray the Joker in the flesh. Joker has entered the editing process, and to celebrate director Todd Phillips has posted a new, enigmatic image of the Crown Prince of Crime. It'll be fascinating to see what sort of vibe the famously eccentric Phoenix brings to the role, and how Philllips chooses to frame the character. Joker, which also stars Zazie Beetz, Robert DeNiro, and Mac Maron, will be out October 4, 2019. The first footage of Joaquin Phoenix's "Joker" premiered during the Warner Bros.
The trailer draws a strong connection to Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy," with Robert De Niro popping up briefly as a talk show host appearing onstage during his program. The footage ends with Phoenix in full Joker makeup. The footage was instantly praised on social media, with Business Insider reporter Jason Guerrasio saying the film looks "fucking insane." The footage drew additional comparisons to "Taxi Driver" and "Requiem for a Dream." "Joker" is co-written and directed by Todd Phillips, best known as the filmmaker behind "The Hangover" movies. The supporting cast includes Robert De Niro as a popular talk show host, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, and Marc Maron. Uh JOKER doesn't look anything like what I expected and yeahhhh you guys can see it yourself tomorrow wow #CinemaCon — Kate Erbland (@katerbland) April 2, 2019 The only shot of De Niro in it is a quick glimpse of him on stage and, long before that happened, I couldn't stop thinking about KING OF COMEDY.
#CinemaCon — JoBlo.com (@joblocom) April 2, 2019 Shots in the JOKER trailer evoke REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, KING OF COMEDY, much more. Very weird, very well cut, you do get to hear Phoenix's Joker laugh. — Scott Wampler™ @ CinemaCon (@ScottWamplerBMD) April 2, 2019 The 'Joker' trailer reveals it is absolutely not like any "comic book" movie that has come before. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Marc Maron is not one for comic book movies, especially Marvel's, and he is the last person you might expect to be in something like Joker. But when it came to the approach Todd Phillips was bringing, and who he was working with, he jumped at the chance. "If it's relative to what I think of Marvel movies then it's like, 'Yeah, of course I'm gonna do that'. The approach that Todd Phillips has taken is more of an origin story and a character study of a mentally ill person that becomes The Joker. As enthusiastic about it as Maron is, he realizes his inconsistency and discussed the issue, justifying his decision to come aboard Joker based on the opportunity it gave him to work with star Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro. "I've been somewhat judgemental (sp) when it comes to comic book movies and I've got a little pushback in the press for being a hypocrite. Whatever I think, if you get a call and someone says, 'Hey do you wanna do a scene with Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix?' your principles fall to the wayside." That scene they did together was a quick bit involving Phoenix's character (failed comedian Arthur Fleck) performing on a talk show hosted by De Niro's character. Maron described working with De Niro: As for Joaquin, Maron said, "Joaquin is another story. Modeled after '80s crime movies and the work of Martin Scorsese, it is a standalone film that reportedly won't tie into any DC cinematic continuity. Starring Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a stand-up performer who snaps and turns to crime, and Deadpool 2's Zazie Beetz as his lover, it will be out on October 4, 2019. The film is written by Phillips and Scott Silver. Joker is set in the '80s and is "meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies." The story is also said to "delve into what it took for the Joker to become a mastermind criminal," and rumor has it that the film's story will revolve around a Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian whose failures lead him into a life of crime. When previously talking about the film, Phoenix said: I wouldn't say it's a superhero movie, or a studio movie or a … It feels unique, and I think more then anything, and probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, and so that's exciting. I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real life struggles. And sometimes that is uncovered and exposed, and sometimes it isn't, and so I always felt, like, there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserve the opportunity to be kind of studied. The film also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, and Marc Maron. Joker will be released in theaters on October 4th, 2019.