JOKER: The signal of rebirth for DC movies?

Joaquin Phoenix is Arthur Fleck in JOKER (Photo: Warner Brothers Studios)

“You don’t listen, do you? You just ask the same questions every week. ‘How’s your job? Are you having any negative thoughts?’ All I have are negative thoughts.”

— JOKER.

We have listened, and we’re BUZZing with hype for the new JOKER film. Nothing but positive thoughts!

Photo: Warner Brothers Studios

Signalling a new paradigm shift in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), JOKER is a bleak but refreshingly complex take on the iconic supervillain.

Do. You. See. These. VISUALS?

Gotham slowly descends into chaos as the clowns go on a rampage in JOKER (Photo: Warner Brothers Studios)

Warner Brothers Pictures dropped the final in a series of trailers promoting JOKER, on Wednesday, and fans are pumped for the October 4 release.

In 24 hours, the trailer has amassed more than 10 million views, on Warner Brothers’ official YouTube channel alone.

“Send in the clowns!” (Photo: Warner Brothers’ Studios)

JOKER follows failed comedian Arthur Fleck, who keeps getting dealt the worst hands from society.

After an encounter with violent thugs, while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as THE JOKER.

Directed by Todd Phillips, the R-rated route JOKER follows strays far from Phillips’ previous forays in successful comedies like Road Trip and the Hangover Trilogy.

Critics and fans have hailed Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the crown prince of crime as possibly the best performance since the Dark Knight’s Heath Ledger.

“And one small thing,” check out the trailer below!

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