When we talk about DC villains, there are only a few characters as notorious as the Joker. Till date, this baddie stands as Batman’s arch nemesis, and fans have seen many iterations of the character to date. Right from Jack Nicholson to Heath Ledger, the Clown Prince of Crime has done it all. But, it turns out Joaquin Pheonix has his own spin to give. After all, the trailer for Joker has gone live, and fans admit they are pleasantly surprised by the trailer.
Joker – Teaser Trailer
(Source: Warner Bros – YouTube)
Yesterday, fans got their first-look at Joker following the film’s trailer debut at Cinema Con.
The trailer begins strangely enough as the Joker – or Arthur as he is known. We see him visiting his therapist. As the reel continues, fans learn more about the mental illness which torments Arthur and his descent into madness. A new DC Universe reference is sprinkled in as fans see shout outs to Gotham City and Arkham’s dressy asylum. We also see fans sharing their thoughts on the gritty footage, and they seem to be impressed!
The new #Joker trailer is simply mesmerizing. Chills.
— Brad Jennings (@BradCJennings) April 3, 2019
Heath Ledger is no longer the best Joker. On the strength of this, DC just changed Batman's nemesis forever…https://t.co/ZgkhBPTKhd
— 🗿 Sarah Reeson 📝 Writer/Content Creator 🗿 (@MoveablePress) April 3, 2019
Not gonna like that Phoenix looks incredible in this trailer. But an origin story of the Joker is not high on the list of things I want in the world. https://t.co/amghyQy6I3
— Jamie Greene (@theroarbots) April 3, 2019
THE JOKER TRAILER LOOKS AMAZING. I AM SO EXCITED. JOAQUIN IS COMING FOR THAT OSCAR. pic.twitter.com/bXjnkl7pIN
— kaz. (@galensdeathstar) April 3, 2019
As you can see above, the reception to Joker’s Teaser Trailer is mostly positive. But fans are giving caution to their praise. For many of them, they admit it is hard to get excited over the Joker any more. We have seen this villain time and time again in theatres, so audiences are concerned that they’ve become too burned out on Gotham’s most notorious criminal. However, thanks to this new trailer, it seems Joker may slide on by that burn out altogether.
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Joker will be directed by Todd Phillips. It will also star Zazie Beetz and Frances Conro.
Joker will hit theatres on October 4, 2019.