The final trailer for Todd Phillips’ Joker has gotten here, and it exposes the gritty, dark take on the iconic Batman villain.
The Warner Bros. description of Joker states, “Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly represented by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a male having a hard time to discover his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he desires be a comic at night … however finds the joke constantly appears to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between passiveness and ruthlessness, Arthur makes one bad choice that produces a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.”
Arthur isn’t the only one placing on a clown mask, however. The trailer likewise reveals a Gotham City filled with rioting clowns, possibly as a thematic stand-in for something like the disaffected-with-society Anonymous motion in the genuine world.
It’s heavy things, and it guarantees a far more severe take on the Joker’s standard comics supervillainy than the already relatively grounded approach seen in 2008’s The Dark Knight
The trailer likewise gives us a look at Bruce Wayne’s daddy, Thomas (Brett Cullen). In a lot of Batman stories, the death of Thomas and his spouse Martha is the defining incident that leads Bruce to use up the cowl and battle criminal activity as a masked vigilante. Thomas is really much alive here, however, which suggests Joker likely won’t include a face-off in between its titular character and the Caped Crusader. Although it’s possible the movie might use yet another take on the Wayne moms and dads’ much-portrayed deaths in Criminal activity Street.
DC and Warner Bros. seem to be taking care to distance this representation of the character from its other models, keeping in mind that Joker is “an original, standalone fictional story not seen prior to on the cinema.” We’ll find out if all of these big ideas work as a movie when Joker strikes theaters on October 4th.