Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

First look at Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker revealed

First look at Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker revealed

Director Todd Phillips late on Friday posted some test footage of Joaquin Phoenix in character as Arthur Fleck in The Joker, a standalone film about Batman's most iconic adversary, effectively unveiling his first look as the character in full makeup. The makeup itself appears to be based off of a much more traditional clown style than we have previously seen for the Joker.

Of course, the Internet was proven wrong and Ledger's Joker was indeed wearing makeup underneath his clown mask - he just wasn't wearing it when those spy pics were snapped. Now let's all make wild comparisons with this morsel to the legendary Joker performance of Heath Ledger in "the Dark Knight". Phoenix's Joker appears to be a step back from Jared Leto's "Damaged" Joker from Suicide Squad. The camera gradually pulls in closer and we only see him as the grinning villain, with his signature white face and red lips.

Todd Phillips' officially-released camera test footage from the upcoming Joker is appropriately set to The Guess Who's 1969 #1 hit "Laughing".

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The film will look at the Joker's origins, with his name being Arthur Fleck. What are your thoughts on the first look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker? Currently, the film is in production and will star Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro with an October 4, 2019 release date.

Phillips posted a photo on Sunday of Phoenix dressed up in a button-up shirt and jacket, with the caption: "Arthur". Last week we got our first glimpse at Phoenix's character prior to his transformation into the Clown Prince of Crime.

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