But the movie, and Phoenix, will be going on a global tour well before that, screening at three separate film festivals - Venice, Toronto and NY - over the next month. So, here we go to watch the trailer! The film is part of Warner Bros. initiative to launch "DC Black", a series of standalone films created to de-emphasize any connection to a shared DC Extended Universe. By all accounts, Warner Bros. are pushing "Joker" for Oscar glory, and its global release date of October 4th definitely puts in that ballpark.
The film has already been given a restricted R-rating in the U.S. and is expected to explore disturbing themes. In a recent interview with Italian magazine Il Vernerdi (via The Playlist), Phoenix revealed that he developed the Joker's laugh by studying victims of PLC (Pathological Laughter or Crying).
Kevin Smith is no stranger to the comic book community, being a devoted fan and commentator of such beloved characters as seen in both the panels and screens both big and small.
This iteration of the character starts as a man named Arthur Fleck.
Joaquin Phoenix as Joker in the Todd Phillips film
I think Joker looks interesting.
Joker arrives in theaters October 4, 2019.
Joaquin Phoenix as Joker in the Todd Phillips film. The film's impressive supporting cast includes Academy Award victor Robert De Niro as a talk-show host who plays a key role in Arthur's evolution into Joker, along with Deadpool 2 actress Zazie Beetz ("Deadpool 2") as Arthur's love interest. Ledger won a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
Besides for Phoenix, Maron, and De Niro, Joker also stars Zazie Beets, Shea Whigham, Frances Conroy, Bill Camp, Brian Tyree Henry and Glenn Fleshler.
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