Joaquin Phoenix Joker Test Footage Released

Our first behind-the-scenes footage from the Joke movie!

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Watch The Test Footage Here!

In a new Tweet,director Todd Philips has revealed our first look at footage of Joaquin Phoenix as Joker in the upcoming film centered around the Batman villain. Phillips hatched the idea to create a standalone Joker movie set in 1970s New York City, chronicling the origin story of the iconic Batman villain with a unique, somewhat original story. He co-wrote and directs the film, which is currently in production, and while we still don’t know exactly what that story entails,  reports have swirled that the film is inspired by Martin Scorsese’s films Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. All bets are off with this film as it does not share any continuity with the existing DC films like Suicide Squad or Justice League, so Phillips is really pretty free to put his own stamp on the character. Which means we may never see the more “messy” versions of Joker makeup we’ve seen from Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson, and Jared Leto.

Take a look at the video above and a closer look at the Joker out of his makeup below. Let us know what you think in the comments and share this post. The film also stars Zazie Beets, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais, and Brett Cullen. “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Joker opens in theaters on October 4, 2019.

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