Sure the Clown Prince of Crime got his accolades in “The Dark Knight,” but now with Joker it seems he’s finally gotten a film all to himself that he’s been deserving of. And it sure has a dark, dark Bernhard Goetz tone to it. Turns out Batman’s archnemesis was just an “ordinary” guy, living with his mother, trying to get by as best as he could though it could be argued the chips were stacked against him. And like Goetz, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) got pushed one too many times before taking matters into his own hands. And while Goetz shot a few teenagers in the subway in defense/retaliation, I suspect (and it is obviously hinted) what Fleck has planned for Gotham City will be far and away much worse. Check out his slow descent into madness in the trailer courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.
Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Douglas Hodge and Marc Maron
A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.
Joker goes insane in US and UK theaters on October 4, 2019.