Joaquin Phoenix terrifies as the Joker in the final trailer for his upcoming origin movie

“Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, premieres on October 4.
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  • Joaquin Phoenix is taking on the iconic comic-book villain role in the coming Warner Bros. movie about the origin of the Joker.
  • Fans now have a new look at the dark and ominous movie, simply titled “Joker,” which tells the story of a struggling comedian named Arthur Fleck living in Gotham in 1981.
  • The new footage shows Fleck making faces at a young boy on a bus, later applying his clown makeup, and finally asking to be introduced on stage as “the Joker.”
  • Phoenix joins a list of memorable actors who have played the role of the Joker, including Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger.
  • “Joker” premieres on October 4. Watch the new trailer below.
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