As teased earlier this week by director Todd Phillips, Warner Bros. Picture has released the final trailer for upcoming standalone DC film Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix!
Overall it’s not too dissimilar thematically to the previous trailer, following a dark exploration of mental health perfectly scored with an unsettling track to really get under your skin.
New footage dives deeper into the psyche of wannabe standup comedian Arthur Fleck as he struggles to cope caring for his bed-ridden mother Penny (Frances Conroy) while trying to make ends meet. He’s clearly at breaking point, as he explains when visiting his councillor stating, “All I have, are negative thoughts.” But the scales seemingly tip when show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) publicly humiliates Fleck.
Check out the trailer and posters below!
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais and Leigh Gill.
Joker will be in cinemas 4th October, 2019 by Warner Bros. Pictures