Smile! Because the iconic villain and Batman’s archenemy the Joker is back. The first chilling trailer of Todd Phillips’s Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is here and it introduces something we’ve never felt for the Joker before: Sympathy. He is this way because life is brutal and unforgiving.
In a medium where origins are everything, this movie carves out an origin story for the character; the Joker before he was the Joker, exploring the life of Arthur Fleck as he rises from the small-time stand-up comedian to the crown prince of crime. The incredible trailer shows us the Joker being beaten up and humiliated as he muses, “Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” Eventually he hits his breaking point as we see his descent into madness, appearing at the very end in the classic villain’s costume.
The most searing part is we don’t know what the Joker is capable of, just that he’s deranged. For that we have to hold your patience till October 4 of this year when the movie will hit the screens.