Joaquin Phoenix Shows the dark Genesis of the Joker in new Teaser Trailer

First of all, take a look at the trailer here:

I have been waiting eagerly for this movie, to see what they have done with one of my most beloved villains and from the teaser trailer… it looks very promising. 

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker” stars Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix taking the title role, (and wow has he lost serious weight for the part), alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and it is directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

Joker is a standalone origins story with Phoenix putting his own unique stamp on Batman’s iconic arch-nemesis.  What can we expect? 

““Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale,” says film studio Warner Bros.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle Rock”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” “GLOW”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,” “Molly’s Game”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” “Barry”), Shea Whigham (“First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”) and Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Going in Style”).

Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (“The Fighter”), based on characters from DC.  The film is produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.   It is executive produced by Walter Hamada, Michael E. Uslan, Aaron L. Gilbert, Joseph Garner, Richard Baratta, and Bruce Berman.

Behind the scenes, Phillips is joined by director of photography Lawrence Sher (upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “The Hangover” trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (“Selma,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), editor Jeff Groth (“War Dogs,” “The Hangover Part III”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (“Phantom Thread,” “The Artist”).

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in Association with BRON Creative, a Joint Effort Production, a Todd Phillips Movie, “Joker” is set for release beginning 2 October 2019, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.