Warner Bros. is diving fully into the mind of madness this fall with the Joaquin Phoenix starring and Todd Phillips directed Joker, which is on full display in the film’s just released final trailer.
Focusing on Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck, the man who will become Joker, the trailer dives into the issues Arthur is dealing with and the things that slowly begin to push him into embracing his chaotic side. The Joker side.
“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Also starring Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais the film opens on October 04.