There are about a dozen comic book movies due out this year, but there are only a few that look as intriguing as director Todd Phillips’ Joker. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix and has turned heads since the original announced made by Warner Bros.
The film shows a much darker side to the origin of the Joker, one more in line with Heath Ledger’s portrayal in The Dark Knight series. The trailer was released earlier today, and it’s dark and twisted, everything you’d expect from the Joker. Phoenix seems to fit the role perfectly as he provides the narration for the trailer.
Phoenix gets our hair to stand up when he utters a one-liner in the trailer: “My mother always tells me to smile and put on a happy face. She told me I had a purpose: to bring laughter and joy to the world.”
Watch the trailer below:
Joker is set to hit theaters on October 4th.