The first teaser trailer for the Joaquin Phoenix-starring JOKER film is here, and Twitter is in its feelings. The clip sees the iconic Batman villain putting on a happy face, and it looks legit promising.
Off the rip, we’re sold off the strength of Zazie Beats and Omar Tyree of Atlanta fame both having roles in this flick. Hopefully, they don’t take L’s like the usual Black people in the movies cliche of yesteryear, though.
No need to bring up Heath Ledger or Jared Leto, let Joaquin Phoenix cook. And if you’re beefing about this Joker being too dark, then you’re just not ever familiar with the character, at all.
So many questions, the ultimately probably won’t be answered until the Todd Phillips-directed movie’s release on October 4. Check out Twitter’s best reactions to the teaser trailer below.
I don’t know why the new Joker movie takes place in an episode of Atlanta but sign me up pic.twitter.com/NIzycRitBk— yc (@yc) April 3, 2019
I'm not sure I'm sold on the new Joker movie, but the makeup is *amazing* pic.twitter.com/XICk9Yqbdj— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 3, 2019
>The Killing Joke is literally one of the most popular comics of all time— Ajay (@AnimeAjay) April 3, 2019
>Being a failed clown/comic is a huge part of that
>Azzarello's Joker is hugely popular and Batman's barely a factor
>It's almost like it's an origin story set in the... PAST?!
Who is this person? https://t.co/dCnb2C2p6u
The Joker trailer shows us a portrayal of the character that is more frightening to me than all of the other interpretations brought to screen before it.— MattWillPost (@MattPostSaysHi) April 3, 2019
And it's this: You feel bad for him.
Anyone who doesn't realize that the character of Joker is steeped in tragedy and darkness and thinks this film isnt "light" or "fun" enough has allowed themselves to be consumed by the current culture of superhero films and are essentially living in a box pic.twitter.com/RmrzQvvo3f— Zayyan Farooqi (@ZayyanFarooqi) April 3, 2019
Me when I see people hating the new Joker trailer for being too dark and depressing pic.twitter.com/l7TQjMuvTR— Samantha Dey (@SuniDey) April 3, 2019
Audience: It’s cool that Joker’s origin is shrouded in mystery because nothing could justify such inherent and abominable evil.— LittleKuriboh (@yugiohtas) April 3, 2019
Hollywood: Okay but what if people punched him a lot
OH MY GOD just saw the trailer for Joker and it is quite clearly one of my most anticipated films to see ever!!! THAT IS A BIT OF ME wowowowowow— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) April 3, 2019
a Joker movie remake we can all agree on pic.twitter.com/EE0XL08Oay— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) April 3, 2019
new joker looks so good pic.twitter.com/lHZoaVzGZ4— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) April 3, 2019
Weird how people are deciding the new Joker movie is good before seeing it when they decided Captain Marvel was bad before seeing it.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) April 3, 2019
This is the Joker origin story I was hoping for pic.twitter.com/fyXgk1yrvm— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) April 3, 2019
Joaquin Phoenix was my dream Joker when casting for Suicide Squad happened, this Joker trailer just proves why I truly think he’s a true great of our time! So excited :)— TΞRRORISΞR (@Terroriser) April 3, 2019
Jack Nicholson's Joker is the Joker.— Bernard Oliver (@boliver36) April 3, 2019
Heath Ledger's Joker is the Joker.
Cesar Romero's Joker is the Joker.
Jared Leto's Joker is the Joker.
Mark Hamill's Joker is the Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker will be the Joker. There's room for more than one.
Stop being stupid.#Joker pic.twitter.com/kukHCbZjb4
I'm all for "Taxi Driver but with the Joker" and Joaquin Phoenix looks great in it but also Todd Phillips is a shitty filmmaker with no sense of scene construction or pacing. So I don't know, whatever. Trailer's good. Maybe it'll turn out to be a backdoor King of Comedy sequel.— Jay Bauman (@JayBauman1) April 3, 2019