Joker Trailer Teases Unsettling Origin Story

Kirsten Howard John Saavedra Apr 3, 2019

The first teaser trailer for Todd Phillips’ Joker confirms that this will be a very different DC film.

Warner Bros.' forthcoming Joker origin tale has been a very weird project from the get-go, but that approach has served in its favor when it comes to audience expectation levels. The last two big-screen iterations of the Clown Prince of Crime were like chalk and cheese - Heath Ledger's phenomenal portrayal of the character in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight blew everyone away, whereas Jared Leto's tattooed Suicide Squad villain, didn't.

The Hangover director Todd Phillips was certainly an interesting choice to helm the project, but he's been frustrated by the lack of accuracy in the coverage of his Joker solo outing so far, which he concedes is to be expected “when you set out to make an origin story about a
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