It doesn’t even feel like a Todd Phillips(The Hangover, Old School) film at all in fact it looks like the perfect Joker adaptation. The character study is sure to separate some die hard fans upon its release in October. Joaquin Phoenix looks primed for an Oscar nomination as he completely embodies himself into the Joker. You can take a look at the final trailer below. They have previously stated that this is a standalone film not taking place within the DCEU.
The film takes place in 1981 and tells the backstory of Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to murder in Gotham City.
“Joker” is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, becoming the first comic book movie to do so, then will play at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.
“Joker” officially hits theaters on October 4.
Article written by Aaron Friar