JOKER trailer & poster – Joaquin Phoenix wants you to smile, though your heart is aching

JOKER trailer & poster – Joaquin Phoenix wants you to smile, though your heart is aching

I’m still not convinced making comic book movies about the villains is a great idea. To me the villain without the hero is about as interesting as the hero with no villains. Despite that, DC and Warner Bros. are releasing JOKER, which gives us a new and gritty take on The Clown Prince of Crime, played her by Joaquin Phoenix. I’ll admit, the teaser trailer below is interesting, but who is this movie for? One of the best Joker stories ever written was The Killing Joke, which deals with the character’s origin in a brilliant way, but that story very much had Batman in it too. We’ll see, maybe this will work on levels I’m not expecting. The supporting cast includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Shea Whigham. Check out the trailer below and tell us your thoughts in comments.

JOKER opens October 4, 2019

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.