We see more of the dark side of this iconic DC villain.
Warner Bros. have released a gritty final trailer for the highly anticipated film, Joker, focusing on his rise to becoming Batman’s maniacal nemesis.
Arthur Fleck, indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is 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. Arthur, who devotes himself to caring for his fragile mother, seeks out every father figure he’s never had, from wealthy businessman Thomas Wayne to TV host Murray Franklin. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.
And the cast... Holy rusted metal Batman.
Of course, we have three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line,” “Gladiator”) starring in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “The Godfather: Part II”) as Franklin.
The film also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais.
Joker is in theatres October 4.