Today Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the highly anticipated standalone supervillain movie, Joker. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character and is directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover). The movie will serve as an origin story for Batman’s most famous villain.
I like this teaser a lot. The movie looks like it is exactly the character study I wanted to see from it. I’ve said from the time this was announced that I think this is what WB should focus on for their DC movies, rather than the relatively unsuccessful DCEU they have created. There are plenty of fascinating characters to explore, and having these one off character driven pieces would be a great way to differentiate it from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See the trailer below and discuss it in the comments.