New Trailer: The Joker is a Disenfranchised White Male
- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 10:24
Joaquin Phoenix does not disappoint as the Joker in the final trailer for the Todd Philipps movie, JOKER. In the new preview, the origins of the Joker are spelled out, and he's an angry white male beaten up by society. They're digging deep into the psychology of this Joker, and Phoenix is up to the task. Watch the trailer below.
Arthur Fleck is a down-on-his-luck comedian struggling to survive. He's emasculated, rejected by women and the rich represented by Robert DeNiros's talk show host character in the trailer. Todd Phillips and co-writer Scott Silver have certainly tapped into the political climate that gave us the man who will be unnamed in the White House. I'm not saying that was their intention but the themes of the new DC movie ring true. Get more of our analysis below the trailer.
What do you think about the new trailer and the Joker's origin story?
Official Synopsis and Info
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker,” starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.
“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.
The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,” “Molly’s Game”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle Rock”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” “Barry”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” “GLOW”), Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Going in Style”), and Shea Whigham (upcoming “First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”).
Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (“The Fighter”), based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Michael Uslan, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.