Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker gets an origin story in this awesome fan-made teaser trailer for the Martin Scorcese-produced Warner Bros flick.
The Joker film is officially a go for Warner Bros, and it didn’t take long for fans to share their excitement for this origin story. A fan has cleverly cut together a teaser trailer for the film using previous films starring Phoenix. Although the film’s fan-made logo leaves a lot to be desired, the mood and aesthetic are indicative of the gritty down-to-earth feel fans want for the film.
Todd Phillips, who is co-writing and directing the flick, is known more for his comedy. Stylistically, he has varied from slapstick comedy seen in The Hangover trilogy to a more dark-comedy satire such as War Dogs starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. The combination of Phillips’ knowledge of comedy alongside Scorcese’s gang-film grit could prove to make a unique film for comic book movies.
Check out the teaser trailer below!
Official plot details are still under wraps but the Joker origin film is to be a gritty and grounded crime film set in 1980s Gotham City, separate from DC’s current shared cinematic universe in an effort to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon. The story is rumored to feature the Clown Prince of Crime as a failed 1980s comedian who becomes The Joker after bombing with audiences, a deliberate nod to Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film The King of Comedy about a delusional comedian.
The studio has officially described the film as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” Production on the project is set to get underway this September in New York City with a budget of $55 million.
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9 Times Joker Fought The Justice League And Won
The Joker is more than just a thorn in Batman’s side. The Clown Prince of Crime has taken on various members of the Justice League and lived to laugh another day. His dastardly plots are dangerous for everyone, and sometime he wants to take on an opponent who doesn’t know him as well as Batman does. Out of the entire superhero community, Batman clearly knows Joker best, so it makes sense that sometimes he wants to stretch his creative muscles and try and take down other heroes.
The character may physically just be a human being, but he still poses a threat to god-like figures like Superman and Wonder Woman. He may hurt his hand if he directly punches the last son of Krypton, but that doesn’t mean he can’t hurt him just as easily as he can anyone else. No matter how confusing he may be, Joker’s an intelligent, ruthless villain who happily picks on anybody he wants.
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