'Joker' Clip Gives First Look at Joaquin Phoenix 'Laughing' in Full Makeup

'Joker' Clip Gives First Look at Joaquin Phoenix 'Laughing' in Full Makeup

'Joker' Clip Gives First Look at Joaquin Phoenix 'Laughing' in Full Makeup

The Joker's got a new look and it's eons beyond Jared Leto's hyper-modern Suicide Squad appearance. Director Todd Phillips released a quick teaser for the film that places Phoenix in Joker paint, but now, fans get live action footage of a scene from the movie.

Hey there Bats, this is a insane good-looking screen test.

"This was only a screen test and even if they'll ended up using this looks, it'll probably be the first main act of the movie and not the final look", one Instagrammer wrote. It's messy, though not as insane death-metal as that sported by Heath Ledger's version of the DC Comics villain.

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Phillips posted a photo on Sunday of Phoenix dressed up in a button-up shirt and jacket, with the caption: "Arthur".

The video was shared along with a post that read, "Camera test (w/ sound)". Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. But it's a memorable announcement (set to The Guess Who's "Laughing") to preview the tone and look of this movie.

Joker is now in production for a planned October 4, 2019 theatrical release. The stand alone Joker film is reported to be set in 1970's, telling the origin story of the mysterious and iconic Batman villain and is being filmed in New York City. The cast now includes Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker, Marc Maron, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Josh Pais, and Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne.

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