You’re not suppose to feel bad for the villain…but I… someone pass me a tissue! Warner Bros has just released the new and final Joker trailer before it’s October 4th theater release. The trailer briefly tells the story behind the failed comedian clown, showing the let downs, child traumas and scorns that led him to ask the world “Why so serious?”
Arthur Fleck, the clown and prince of crime of this classic comic is played by Joaquin Phoenix in the Todd Phillips direction. The trailer takes us the pupil point of Arthur where we see the world from his point of view. His now infamous evil, cruel, madness was fueled by the brashness of society. Purely, Joker sought to be a people pleaser, a comedian that brought joy but the consistent disregard turned his vulnerability into vengeance. In attempts to turn his frown upside down, Arthur discovers his demon, feeling the powerful force of his own laughter as he tries to contain it but consequently grows uncontrollable.
Arthur tries to cope in between the lines of reality, childhood trauma and his darkest, dominating depths.
According to Coming Soon,
Joaquin Phoenix stars as the titular villain with Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow, Molly’s Game), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Barry), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), and Shea Whigham (First Man).
Todd 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 being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner, and Bruce Berman.