I’m All In on New ‘Joker’ Movie After First Trailer Released [VIDEO]
After a lackluster Joker was played by Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix is bringing the crowned prince of crime back to the big screen in Joker.
The Joker is a tough character to play. Jack Nicholson, I'm sure could tell you, as he warned Heath Ledger before Ledger took on the role. Obviously we saw the power of both of those characters on the big screen. Heath's Joker may have set the bar for what this sadistic character really can be on screen.
Jared Leto was the last one to take over the mantle, but his adaptation wasn't warmly welcomed. It also didn't help that he didn't play a major role in the Suicide Squad film. Then to top it off, the movie itself did very poorly.
It's hard to commit to being the Joker and it's even harder to do it after Heath Ledger's Joker is still fresh in our minds, but I think Phoenix may be on the right path.
In the new teaser trailer that dropped today for Joker, we get to see a new angle on the famed villain. We get to watch him develop in the psycho clown. We see a man living a rough life fall into madness and welcome it as comedy. It looks dark. It looks scary. It looks like, well, a great movie.
I'm all in right now on Joker.
Check out the trailer for yourself: