Information about the new Joker movie has been blowing the minds of DC Universe fans! It looks like many people are already eager to go to the cinema and see the iconic character in action, causing chaos in Gotham City and troubling peaceful citizens. There is undoubtedly something magical in Joker's adventures, and here are all the details about his own movie that is coming out very soon!
"Joker" is a psychological thriller that is set to come out in soon. Todd Phillips is the director, producer and screenwriter of the film. Scott Silver co-wrote the screenplay together with Phillips. Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are credited as the movie's co-producers. Hildur Guðnadóttir is the composer of the film, delivering some great musical accompaniment to the scenes. Finally, Lawrence Sher was responsible for cinematography, while Jeff Groth did the editing work.
The story is based on the characters from DC Comics and is intended to launch the film series DC Black, which is separate from the main extended universe.
Joker: all the latest news about the movie
There is quite a lot of information that we know about the new Joker film. The movie is set in 1981 and depicts the adventures of Arthur Fleck, who was an unsuccessful stand-up comedian. Eventually, he is driven insane and begins spreading chaos and crime in Gotham City as his new self, Joker. The actor Joaquin Phoenix plays the character.
A few trailers of the movie were released during the promotional campaign of the movie. The first one was released on April 2, 2019, at CinemaCon. It featured the song "Smile" by Jimmy Durante and mainly generated positive feedback for its menacing atmosphere and Phoenix's great acting. In the first few hours after the trailer's release, it received more than eight million views.
The second trailer came out on August 28, 2019. Its audience found it quite creepy and fitting the general atmosphere of the movie. Joaquin Phoenix's performance also got the deserved praise from fans. There are also glimpses on the main character's love interest Sophie Dumond, played by Zazie Beetz. Robert De Niro also stars in this film. Before the trailer was dropped, the director Todd Phillips released six separate clips which served as teasers before the trailer and subsequently, the movie's big release.
Joker release date
The highly anticipated movie premiered on August 31, 2019, at the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival. Despite its official premiere at the festival, the official Joker release date in USA is scheduled to be October 4, 2019. However, in Australia and some other countries, it will be released a day earlier.
Joker early reviews
The great work of Todd Phillips and his team received an eight-minute long standing ovation at the Venice International Film Festival. Based on what we have seen of the movie so far, many fans suggest that the incredible work of Joaquin Phoenix can make him the best Joker in years, even surpassing Heath Ledger's performance. Currently, the film has an 89% Tomatometer rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
A lot of critics praised the main actor's commitment to the role. The Hollywood Reporter declared,
'...what's most noteworthy about this gritty entry in the DC canon and the lead actor's sensational performance is the pathos he brings to a pathetically disenfranchised character'
The LA Times spoke highly of Phoenix's screen psychotic breakdown, saying that he did it better than any American actor in the present time.
The Wrap mentioned that the lead star truly puts the word "perform" in "performance" as he gives his all to the role of the chaotic Joker. In their words, while some people will find his acting in this role weird, it perfectly fits the theme and vibe of the movie.
A lot of high expectations have been put on the new Joker movie and fans of this iconic comic character want him to be portrayed perfectly. It looks like Joaquin Phoenix succeeded in showcasing Joker's personality, and now the entire world is eagerly waiting for the movie's official release.