EntertainmentAt The Box Office

Actions

'Joker' teaser trailer provides first glimpse at Clown Prince of Crime

Phil on Film
Posted: 1:11 PM, Apr 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 20:26:49Z
Phoenix-Joker.jpg

Warner Bros. unveiled its teaser trailer for "Joker" Monday, and the early glance shows that the studio is taking a darker, more psychologically incisive glance at Batman's archenemy.

Joaquin Phoenix shows off a disturbing makeup job, as well as his grisly take on the Joker's voice.

The storyline seems to take some cues from the famed 1988 Alan Moore graphic novel "Batman: The Killing Joke," tracing Arthur Fleck's fall from failed engineer-turned standup comic who plunges into dark madness as the supervillain of Gotham City. Warner Bros. adapted the story into a direct-to-video animated film in 2016.

Also intriguing: Robert De Niro makes an appearance as a comedian, and Frances Conroy appears as Arthur's mother.

The film appears to be a break from the norm from director Todd Phillips, who is known for comedies such as "Old School" and "The Hangover" trilogy.

"Joker" is due in theaters Oct. 4.

Phil Villarreal Twitter

Phil Villarreal Facebook

Phil Villarreal Amazon Author Page

Phil Villarreal Rotten Tomatoes