Joaquin Phoenix Loses His Mind In Final Trailer For 'Joker'

Carla Harmon
August 29, 2019

The last but absolutely not least trailer for the forthcoming Joker film crept up on us overnight, giving us even more texture into the story of the famed DC villain ahead of the films October release. These setbacks lead the social outcast to slowly adapt into the Joker, part character created for his stand-up, part public outlaw.

Failed comedian/roadside clown, Arthur Fleck, looks to lose his sanity and find his goal all at the same time.

A new trailer gives a deeper look into what we can expect. The trailer shows us a glimpse of the drama that awaits the fans - a dark, human tale of a breakdown.


The Todd Phillips directed film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week alongside a slew of other films with big Oscar buzz like Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story and James Gray's Ad Astra. There is a lot in these early looks at Joker that point to the open wound of American mass violence, where so many "nice guys" have gone off the rails and caused harm.

DO NOT WATCH this trailer if you do not want to be spoiled.

When asked what genre the movie fits into, he simply said: "It's a tragedy". This version of Joker we have not seen on our screens before - a psychological analysis of how a person behaves under stress and cruel, unfortunate conditions.


"We didn't follow anything from the comic books, which people are gonna be mad about", Phillips said to Empire. The director has been offered to direct comic book movies on more than a few occasions, but declined because he thought they were "loud" and simply didn't interest him.

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Kevin Smith compares Joaquin Phoenix's take on The Joker to Robert De Niro's roles as Travis Bickle and Rupert Pupkin in the Martin Scorsese films Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy respectively.


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