Finally, some scenes of Joaquin Phoenix as Joker are now known. Warner Bros. presented the poster on Tuesday and today released the first trailer of this long-awaited film about the origins of the famous villain, previously played in the movies by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Jared Leto. The film opens on October 4.
The advancement of the film directed by Todd Phillips, known for the trilogy The Hangover, was launched after its debut at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Phillips said that the film explores the past of a character without definite origin and that when Warner wanted to know the genre of the film for the marketing campaign, he did not know what to answer and only said: “tragedy”.
In addition to Joaquin Phoenix, the cast includes Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy (Six feet under), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool), Bill Camp (The Night Of) and Marc Maron (GLOW), among others.
Marc Maron spoke about the approach that this film will have on the classic villain.
The approach Todd Phillips has taken is more of a story of the origin and a character study of a person with a mental illness who becomes the Joker – Marc Maron
“It’s more an intimate and obscure film with a very specific focus, it’s going to be really interesting to see how this all comes out,” Maron added.
He revealed that he could not talk much with Phoenix because he was very involved in his role.
I could barely talk to him because he was so immersed in the character’s skin, I was like ‘I do not want to bother this guy.’ You have to respect each person’s method
Many fans are looking forward to this film as it represents a new interpretation of El Guasón. The role of Jared Leto in Suicide Squad (2016) did not receive good reviews.
Joker is DC’s second fiction that will be released this year, the first one arrives this Friday and it’s about Shazam!, which got great acceptance in the press and has good expectations of the collection at the box office. The film is directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenager who can be transformed by the magic word Shazam into an adult superhero, played by Zachary Levi.