By: Kayla Reyes
Joaquin Phoenix is definitely showing off his acting skills in the new trailer for Joker. Phoenix is taking on the iconic DC comic super-villain.
The movie is an origin story of The Joker with Arthur Fleck. Joker is about a man who finally reaches his breaking point after being disregarded and humiliated by society. He is driven insane and becomes a psychotic criminal mastermind. Joker is a psychological thriller film which makes it so creepy, yet it is the same reason why everyone loves watching the films.
Todd Phillips is the director of the film. Alongside Joaquin Phoenix is Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brian Tyree Henry and Robert De Niro.
The trailer explores the Joker’s life before he turns to the dark side. He speaks with his therapist who ask him questions such as “Does it help to have someone to talk to?” and he replies with answers regarding previous conversations he had with his mother. “She told me I had a purpose: to bring laughter and joy to the world.”
Although you may not have notice it at first glance, there is a secret character hidden in the trailer. If you guessed Batman, then you are correct! The trailer below shows a glimpse of Phoenix making the young Bruce Wayne smile. Now, if that isn’t creepy and genius then I don’t know what is!
The release date for the film is October 4th just before Halloween. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!