Joker: Test Footage Shows Joaquin Phoenix In Makeup For The Joker Origins Film

Warner Bros. has taken to social media to give us a first look at Joaquin Phoenix in Joker makeup for DC Films The Joker origin film from Todd Phillips.


The official synopsis for the film is as follows:

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, a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.


It’s early days for The Joker film which is currently shooting, but my anticipation for this film is nearing a high level from the talent involved in front and behind the camera. In terms of the look, I’m sure it’s not Arthur Fleck’s ‘final form’, and to speculate I’m sure it’s more to do with his comedy routine. I know some are wary about the film fitting into the continuity of the DC Film Universe and do we really need a origin film about the villain who works best without having a definitive backstory, but I’m keenly interested in seeing what Warner Bros. and DC bring to the table with this as it could potentially be very special.


The film stars Joaquin PhoenixZazie BeetzRobert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron and Brett Cullen, and is scheduled for cinematic release on the 4th October 2019.

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