Standalone Joker movie is one of the most anticipated superhero flicks right now, and the director Todd Philips just added some fuel to the fire. He shared first photo of Joaquin Phoenix as popular super villain, before the madness kicked in.
This sneak peek may come as a disappointment to some fan since it’s just Joaquin Phoenix being Joaquin Phoenix, but there’s so much more to it. It shows the Joker before undergoing his transformation to the white skin, green hair and ruby lips of Batman’s famed nemesis.
This photo proves Philips and Phoenix will take a different approach to this character, and explore his human side. Caption on this photo simply read “Arthur”, confirming the real name of the Clown Prince of Crime. His green jacket is the only significant nod to Joker’s signature color palette, and a sign of monster lurking within.
The upcoming standalone Joker movie was described as a cautionary tale of a man disregarded by society. It’s expected to hit the theaters on October 4, 2019. It will also star Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron and Zazie Beetz.