Fans of the forthcoming Joker film finally got a taste of what is to come. As the film’s release nears, director Todd Phillips dropped the first poster for the forthcoming spin-off. 

The poster shows Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the iconic villain while amassed in a thick, green fog. Of course, Phoenix is also in full Joker makeup.

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Under the title at the top of the poster, the words “Put on a happy face” appear.

Additionally, in the caption, Phillips reveals that a teaser trailer for the forthcoming film is set to release tomorrow.

Check out the poster below.


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Teaser trailer tomorrow. #JokerMovie

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A few months ago, we got our first look at Phoenix’s portrayal. However, the look in question wasn't at all what fans expected. Instead of showing the Joker off in his iconic makeup, Phillips shook things up a bit by teasing his "normal" persona, Arthur. 

That said, it wasn't long before Phillips revealed Phoenix sporting the look we have all come to know and love.


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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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Meant to serve as an origin story, the DC Comics film is set to show a gritty “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale,” per a movie premise published by Vulture.

Joker will hit theaters Oct. 4.

What are you most excited to learn in the Joker’s origin story? Let us know in the comments below.

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