Fans of the DC Universe, at last, caught a glimpse of Joaquin Phoenix's performance as the Joker on Wednesday in the much-awaited trailer for the self-titled film.
“Joker,” which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro, is as all the DC fans have a fair idea about- a psychological thriller that is separate from the DC Extended Universe—which features films such as “Suicide Squad” and “Wonder Woman.”
If you’ve seen the trailer it’s quite visible how Phoenix perfectly got into the sick and psychic nature of the Joker, whose real name is Arthur Fleck, and his transformation into madness after continually being thrashed by society.
In a recent interview with Collider about the film, Phoenix stated, “I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real-life struggles."
He further added, “…sometimes that is uncovered and exposed, and sometimes it isn’t, and so I always felt, like, there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserve the opportunity to be kind of studied.”
Phoenix is all set to carve his name alongside the elite stars who have portrayed the Joker, including Heath Ledger who appeared in 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” Jared Leto in 2016’s “Suicide Squad” and Jack Nicholson in 1989’s “Batman.” Cesar Romero and Mark Hamill have also presented Joker in various interpretations of Batman on-screen.
“Joker” will not really fall under a superhero film, but rather a character synopsis that focuses the Joker’s backstory and his eventual rise into being Gotham City’s most scary criminal. The film is directed by Todd Phillips and is all set to release on October 4, 2019.
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