Here’s our first real look at Joaquin Phoenix as Batman’s arch-nemesis, Joker. You may not think we need another origin story. You might be tired of superheroes and villains in general. That’s fine, but the real wild card here is Phoenix himself. Representations of the Joker succeed or fail based on the performer. Can Phoenix immerse himself into the character of Joker with as much dark verve as his predecessors? That remains to be fully seen. Let us know in the comments section what you think of Phoenix as the original killer clown.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker hits theaters October 4th.