“Send in the clown.”
Though the DC Cinematic Universe hasn’t gotten off to a great start, no one will deny the excitement and anticipation that surrounds Todd Phillips’ forthcoming Joker.
The film, which just got its final trailer, is a standalone origin story that serves as an in-depth character study for the iconic villain. Filled with dark images, a gritty tone, and stylistic music, the trailer is a visual odyssey to look at, raising expectations for the film.
Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, the man who retaliates against a society who has disregarded him for decades. Channeling his inner demons, he constructs an alter-ego, bringing terror to the minds of many as the infamous Joker.
Joker co-stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, and Frances Conroy. It is set to have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and will screen at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters on October 4.