Joker trailer: first look at Joaquin Phoenix in Batman spinoff

Joaquin Phoenix will play the role made famous by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger

The first teaser trailer for Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro has been released. Video: Warner Bros.

 

The trailer for the hotly anticipated Batman spinoff Joker has hit the internet.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix in a role already played by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, Joker has been conceived as a standalone film separate from the DC Extended Universe series.

Set in 1981, and describing the Joker as “a failed stand-up comedian, disregarded by his society, [who] turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City, this origins story is purportedly influenced by gritty urban films of the Martin Scorsese vintage – so much so that at one point Scorsese was attached as co-producer to the project.

Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is set for release in October. – Guardian