By Creative Media TimesWarner Bros. Pictures[/caption]Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment has released the very first trailer for its highly anticipated film “Joker”, set for release this October.
The stunning new trailer features actor Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character, giving us our first look at what director Todd Phillips has in store.
“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?,” the iconic DC Comics arch-villain says in the trailer, which shows the character stumbling and dejected on the streets, being beaten by thugs, his descent into madness, and eventually donning the character costume at the end.
The character is one of the most iconic in comicbook history, has been played by numerous celebrated actors on the big screen, from Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), and most recently Jared Leto in the supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad (2016).
Director Todd Phillips is best known for writing and directing The Hangover Trilogy and Borat, for which he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards.
Also in the film are Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais.
Joker is set to invade theaters on October 4, 2019.