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Joker Director Shares New Image and Confirms R-Rating

Director Todd Phillips has shared a new image from Joker featuring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role. As you will see, he is applying his white makeup to his face. The filmmaker also confirmed that the movie will be rated-r. When asked about the rating on social media he responded:

"It will be rated R. I've been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry."

It’s not really a surprise that the film would be rated R. Like he said, I just assumed people knew that the movie was going to get the R-rating! That first trailer that was released was super dark and tragic. But, for any of you that had any doubt, this is the definitive answer you were looking for.

You can check out the new image below:

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Finishing touches.

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Getting to The Heart of Joker: The Method Behind Joaquin Phoenix's Madness

Getting to The Heart of Joker: The Method Behind Joaquin Phoenix's Madness
We have a little update on Joker from star Brian Tyree Henry. This is easily one of the most intriguing comic book movies coming our way this year, if not ever. Joaquin Phoenix is set to start as a man named Arthur Fleck who becomes the titular DC Comics villain in a movie that will explore the characters' full origins on screen for the first time. Now Henry, who co-stars alongside Phoenix, has offered some story details and reveals how this will be different from other movies of the same ilk.

Brian Tyree Henry has become one of Hollywood's true in-demand actors. Last year alone he starred in Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now he's making the jump to the DC universe. Currently, he's promoting the Child's Play remake, which hits theaters next weekend. During a recent interview, he was asked about Joker and
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Intriguing New Story Details Regarding Joker Surface and Things Take a Strange Turn

Warner Bros. has been screening the upcoming DC movie Joker for test audiences and details from the film have started to find their way online.

We know the film will tell a tragic and dark version of how the classic Batman villain Joker became the Joker. The first trailer that was released teased a heartbreaking story of a man with a mental illness who finds himself descending down a dark path.

Well, now we have some detailed story information to share with you on the Todd Phillips-directed film. The info comes from Splash Report, and if you don’t want to know any more information than you already do, here’s a spoiler alert!

The story is set in 1981 and Gotham is overrun with a plague of crime and garbage. Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) works as a Clown for a talent booking agency and he is being seen by
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New ‘Joker’ 2019 Movie Teaser Trailer And Plotline Revealed

Recently, Warner Bros. Pictures posted a brand new teaser movie trailer for their upcoming "Joker" movie. I know we're a little late on this. Heck, we're actually a lot late, but who cares? We were busy with other things. What's important is that we're posting this teaser trailer (below) now for the brand new "Joker" flick that's about to hit theaters in a couple of months. October 4, 2019 to be exact. So, be sure to mark down that very important date on your movie calendars. We were able to get a hold of brief plot summary for this movie. It sounds like the new "Joker" flick will definitely be interesting to watch as it will totally be a stand alone movie about the Joker and his alter ego Arthur Fleck. It will be set in the early 1980's. 1981 to be exact. The plot summary describes Arthur Fleck as being a man who's been shunned by society.
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Will Joker Follow the Villain's Comic Book Backstory? Well, It's Complicated

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With Joker coming out this year, we're excited to see how director Todd Phillips will flesh out the iconic character in his first stand-alone origin story - partly because the point of the Joker is that he doesn't really have an origin. Not knowing quite how he became a murderous psychopath preserves his status as a terrifying figure; he's the incarnation of chaos. Having said that, Phillips didn't have a shortage of comic sources from which to draw inspiration. Given that the Joker came about in the '40s and is one of the first comic book supervillains ever, it's inevitable that writers would explore his history. If you're curious about how Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal aligns with past comics about Batman's foe, keep reading!

The Joker's Big Debut

The Joker makes his first appearance in Batman No. 1 in 1940. Writer Bill Finger originally planned to kill
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The Joker Is Hitting the Big Screen With a Star-Studded Cast - Check Out the Full List

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The Joker Is Hitting the Big Screen With a Star-Studded Cast - Check Out the Full List
Batman's long-hated archenemy is finally getting his solo run on the big screen, and it looks terrifying. Led by Joaquin Phoenix, Joker tells the gritty origin story of Arthur Fleck, the man who becomes the Joker after being driven insane by the cruelty of society around him. Phoenix is the seventh actor to portray the Joker in a theatrical film, but it's obvious that his portrayal will be a different take from the ones that came before him.

Not only does Joker boast a genuinely intriguing story, it also comes with a star-studded cast that includes American Horror Story's Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro, and Brett Cullen. Check out the rest of the cast ahead, and find out who they'll be playing when Joker hits theaters in October.

Related: The First Teaser For Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Is Equal Parts Terrifying and Tragic
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The Joker Is Hitting the Big Screen With a Star-Studded Cast - Check Out the Full List

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Batman's long-hated archenemy is finally getting his solo run on the big screen, and it looks terrifying. Led by Joaquin Phoenix, Joker tells the gritty origin story of Arthur Fleck, the man who becomes the Joker after being driven insane by the cruelty of society around him. Phoenix is the seventh actor to portray the Joker in a theatrical film, but it's obvious that his portrayal will be a different take from the ones that came before him.

Not only does Joker boast a genuinely intriguing story, it also comes with a star-studded cast that includes American Horror Story's Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro, and Brett Cullen. Check out the rest of the cast ahead, and find out who they'll be playing when Joker hits theaters in October.

Related: The First Teaser For Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Is Equal Parts Terrifying and Tragic
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Will Joker Follow the Villain's Comic Book Backstory? Well, It's Complicated

Image Source: Warner Bros.

With Joker coming out this year, we're excited to see how director Todd Phillips will flesh out the iconic character in his first stand-alone origin story - partly because the point of the Joker is that he doesn't really have an origin. Not knowing quite how he became a murderous psychopath preserves his status as a terrifying figure; he's the incarnation of chaos. Having said that, Phillips didn't have a shortage of comic sources from which to draw inspiration. Given that the Joker came about in the '40s and is one of the first comic book supervillains ever, it's inevitable that writers would explore his history. If you're curious about how Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal aligns with past comics about Batman's foe, keep reading!

The Joker's Big Debut

The Joker makes his first appearance in Batman No. 1 in 1940. Writer Bill Finger originally planned to kill
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What Can We Expect from Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie? | Flickering Myth Podcast Mini

In this extract from The Flickering Myth Podcast, Allen Christian, Gerald James, Ej Moreno and Tori Brazier discuss the first trailer for Warner Bros. and DC Films Joker, and what we can expect from Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Check it out in the video below, or listen to the full episode here…

See Also: Ranking every big screen version of The Joker from worst to best

See Also: Why Joker is More Scorsese Ode Than Comic Book Movie

Joker is set for release on October 4th 2019 and stars Joaquin Phoenix (The Sisters Brothers), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (Glow), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island), Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood) and Dante Pereira-Olson (You Were Never Really Here
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Not Only Is Batman in the Joker Movie, You've Actually Already Seen Him

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After you're done being terrified by Joker's fresh new trailer, you might be wondering if the creepy Batman spinoff will feature the Dark Knight himself. At its core, this movie, set in Gotham City in the '80s, is really the Joker's party since it'll serve as an origin story for the DC villain (who's portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix). The main cast, stacked as it is, indicates no one playing Batman. Well, technically speaking, we'll still see Bruce Wayne, just not in his iconic Batsuit or past his teenage years.

If you were paying close attention to the trailer, you might have noticed a quick glimpse of young Bruce Wayne in a pretty disturbing shot. In one brief moment (at 1:47), Arthur sticks his finger inside of Bruce's mouth to replicate his notoriously creepy Cheshire grin. Kid Batman is played by Dante Pereira-Olson, who has recently appeared on the series Happy! as Gerry Scaramucci.
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Kevin Smith reacts to the Joker trailer, says he “loves” the tone

Kevin Smith has taken to social media to express his love of the new trailer for Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Kevin Smith, as we all know, is a huge superhero/comic book fan, and particularly fond of all things Batman. Many fans look to Smith when something new in the world of nerdom drops and it was no different when it came to the trailer for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie.

Taking to Twitter after viewing the new trailer, Smith expressed his delight at what he saw, praising the trailer’s tone and excitement about watching the film later this year:

“Spoilers! This joke is killing! Love the tone and feel of this trailer! Can’t believe we get to see the cinematic fall and rise of the Clown Prince of Crime! And that little boy behind the gates who he makes smile? I’m guessing that kid might see
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Not Only Is Batman in the Joker Movie, You've Actually Already Seen Him

After you're done being terrified by Joker's fresh new trailer, you might be wondering if the creepy Batman spinoff will feature the Dark Knight himself. At its core, this movie, set in Gotham City in the '80s, is really the Joker's party since it'll serve as an origin story for the DC villain (who's portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix). The main cast, stacked as it is, indicates no one playing Batman. Well, technically speaking, we'll still see Bruce Wayne, just not in his iconic Batsuit or past his teenage years.

If you were paying close attention to the trailer, you might have noticed a quick glimpse of young Bruce Wayne in a pretty disturbing shot. In one brief moment (at 1:47), Arthur sticks his finger inside of Bruce's mouth to replicate his notoriously creepy Cheshire grin. Kid Batman is played by Dante Pereira-Olson, who has recently appeared on the series Happy! as Gerry Scaramucci.
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Joaquin Phoenix Is The Joker In First Teaser

The DC Extended Universe (Dceu) has been hitting all the right notes as of late with a string of successful audience pleasing films. Super heroes Wonder Woman, Aquaman and now Shazam! have been box office hits and received positive reviews from critics.

Now comes the villains.

Watch Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in this first look at the film coming to theaters October 4

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The Joker has been one of the most iconic villains in comic book lore.

Whether by way of award-winning films like “The Dark Knight,” Emmy-winning animated programs like “Batman: The Animated Series,” video game appearances such as the record-breaking “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” or the countless comics stacking comic book shelves and digital libraries, the Joker stands unquestionably as the most recognizable and popular comic book villain in pop culture history. Unpredictable, violent and incredibly dangerous, he is chaos personified and has taken on
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Kevin Smith reacts to the Joker trailer, saying he “loves” the tone

Kevin Smith has taken to social media to express his love of the new trailer for Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Kevin Smith, as we all know, is a huge superhero/comic book fan, and particularly fond of all things Batman. Many fans look to Smith when something new in the world of nerdom drops and it was no different when it came to the trailer for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie.

Taking to Twitter after viewing the new trailer, Smith expressed his delight at what he saw, praising the trailer’s tone and excitement about watching the film later this year:

“Spoilers! This joke is killing! Love the tone and feel of this trailer! Can’t believe we get to see the cinematic fall and rise of the Clown Prince of Crime! And that little boy behind the gates who he makes smile? I’m guessing that kid might see
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Trailer For “Joker” Puts A New Face On The Iconic Villain

Yesterday, the world got its very first official look at the new Joker. Yes, DC and Warner Bros. have their next DC Extended Universe film coming in the fall, and it’s an origin story for arguably the greatest comic book villain of all time. A Trailer dropped and, hot on the heels of a Poster, finally unveiled what Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix have up their sleeves. You’ll be able to see it at the end of this post, of course. Before that, however, some discussion is in order, since this is pretty interesting stuff. Good or bad, the movie won’t be boring, that’s for sure. DC is really going for it here with this outing. The movie is an origin story for the legendary Batman villain. So far, plot synopsis’ have been simple, such as this one from IMDb: “A failed stand-up comedian is
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Joker Trailer Features A Nod To Another Batman Villain

The first Joker trailer arrived today and promised a DC movie like no other. Cutting away all the excess comic book mythology – including Batman himself – it’ll tell the origins of the Clown Prince of Crime in a way fans have never seen before. Still, this is a DC effort so there’ll certainly be easter eggs and allusions to other characters from Batman’s world. For instance, Thomas Wayne will be played by Brett Cullen, as glimpsed in the trailer.

There may also be a nod to a fellow supervillain hidden in the promo, too. Reddit user P0re noticed an intriguing bit of graffiti on an elevator wall behind Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck in one clip. Though the significance of the word before it’s hard to decipher, fans will instantly pick up on that green question mark. Could Edward Nygma be lurking somewhere in this version of Gotham City?
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Kevin Smith Shares His Thoughts On The Joker Trailer

The first trailer for Joker arrived today and DC fans were blown away by what looks to be a dark, grim psychological thriller. Among those who can’t wait to see what Joaquin Phoenix does with the Clown Prince of Crime this October 4th is Kevin Smith, director, comic book writer and the internet’s favorite superhero nerd.

Smith shared his thoughts on the trailer on Twitter and he couldn’t resist a pun on classic Batman graphic novel The Killing Joke, which is clearly a major influence on Joker. The filmmaker and fan also weighed into a moment in the promo that’s got fans talking as it could introduce us to a young Bruce Wayne.

Here’s Smith’s full post:

“Spoilers! This joke is killing! Love the tone and feel of this trailer! Can’t believe we get to see the cinematic fall and rise of the Clown Prince of Crime!
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Joker Trailer Reveals First Official Look At Batman’s Father, Thomas Wayne

Now that we finally have a full trailer for the Joker movie to digest, I’m sure we each have our own opinions regarding the flick. Some may be impressed just as I was, while others may not dig what they’ve seen. Either way, let’s not forget that director Todd Phillips has said most assumptions about the film are inaccurate.

Still, there are some hard takeaways from the footage thus far provided. Aside from the obvious descent into madness displayed by Joaquin Phoenix’s would-be Clown Prince of Crime, there’s the matter of Thomas Wayne to discuss. And if you were paying attention, you should’ve spotted him, too.

Below is a screenshot showing off Brett Cullen as the aforementioned character, whom you may know as the father of Batman. Funny enough, Cullen previously played a Congressman in The Dark Knight Rises – the very same guy who
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Did You Miss Bruce Wayne in the Joker Trailer?

Was that a young Bruce Wayne in the Joker trailer? Warner Bros. finally unveiled a real look at their upcoming origin story for the Clown Prince of Crime and it's truly unlike anything we've ever seen in the DC universe before. The footage was initially unveiled at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, but the studio was kind enough not to make everyone else wait all that long to see it. While the trailer is very much just a teaser, it may have come with one pretty big reveal.

Joaquin Phoenix plays the titular character, who is a man named Arthur Fleck, and much of the trailer is focused on his difficult and isolating life. A cruel world beats him down, both literally and figuratively, until he eventually turns into arguably the greatest villain in the DC universe. At one point, at around the 1:47 mark in the Joker trailer, Arthur is
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Revisit The New Joker Trailer With Over 40 Hi-Res Screenshots

While this week’s Shazam! is set to challenge the stereotype of DC films being dark and moody, the same probably won’t be said of Todd Phillips’ upcoming Joker movie, which released its ominous first trailer this morning.

As the first official footage revealed from the Clown Prince of Crime’s standalone flick, the preview gives us quite a lot to process, and if you feel like revisiting some of the trailer’s key moments, you might want to have a browse of the various screenshots below.

Unlike most comic book films these days, Joker proved exceedingly generous with the set material, meaning that some of the trailer scenes will be familiar to anyone who kept track of the movie’s production. In particular, we’ve already witnessed Joaquin Phoenix adopt several styles for the film, from his regular, down-to-earth Arthur Fleck look, to his bald-headed clown costume, to his full-on Joker outfit.
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