Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is currently in production and fans finally get a first look of the Prince of Crime in full costume.
Director Todd Phillips has released a first look of the actor in full makeup and while it’s definitely a more traditional look, it’s just as creepy.
Phillips took to Instagram Friday sharing a camera test from the set. The teaser starts off with Phoenix as “Arthur” standing expressionless before cracking that famously eerie smile before morphing completely to the Joker.
The description of the standalone movie: “Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Phoenix will be the third to portray the Joker following Heath Ledger, who passed away in 2008, and Jared Leto.
Also starring in the film are Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker is expected to be released next year.