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Put on a happy face with first JOKER poster, teaser trailer tomorrow



Joker (Warner Bros.)

Director Todd Philips has just unveiled the first poster for Joker. In doing so the director (and then the studio) confirmed the movies teaser trailer will arrive with us tomorrow (3rd April) just in time for the release of Shazam! on Friday.

The stark poster features our first look at the movie’s logo as well as its new tagline: “Put on a happy face.”

There’s also an obscured look at the titular character raising his arms and his face to the sky. It all looks very cold, clinical and calculated and frankly… we love it!

Joker centres 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 stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, 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, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

Joker will be released on October 4, 2019. For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!

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