The first trailer for Warner Bros. Joker is out today and we have Joaquin Phoenix as the role of the iconic character of Joker. This movie is about the origin of the most infamous villain Batman had.
The trailer gives you insight on how a failing comedian based in Gotham turns out to be the most classic villain. He is humiliated and beaten in the streets and subway and is falling into hard times.
Then we see him transcending into madness and uncovering of the final costume of Joker and he sermonized:
I used to think that my life was a tragedy….but now I realize it’s a comedy.
The standalone Joker movie is part of that DC sub-brand where it would focus on standalone stories of various characters, some more movies like this are going to be all new Suicide Squad and Aquaman spinoff.
It is worth noting that this Joker movie is not connected to the DC Extended Universe, so we won’t be seeing any other characters like Shazam or Wonder Woman.
It would be interesting to see how Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker stacks up against Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning role as Joker in 2008’s Dark Knight.