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A few days ago, we got our first look at Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker. However, it wasn’t as terrifying as you might expect. Needless to say, Phoenix’s portrayal in full makeup is far more creepy than his everyman image as Arthur Fleck.
Decked out in the classic pale face and smeared blue and red face paint, Phoenix’s Joker takes “clown creepy” to a whole new level. Following other iconic performances by Heath Ledger and Jared Leto, Phoenix has some pretty big shoes to fill.
Luckily, he has the look down pat. In a sneak peek from Warner Bros., Phoenix can be seen montaging in and out between his “Arthur” look and his character’s insanely chaotic counterpart. Check out Phoenix’s spooky transformation below.
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The forthcoming DC Comics film dives into the backstory of the Joker. With The Hangover’s Todd Phillips as the film’s director, we are guaranteed to get a never-before-seen look at one of the franchise’s most iconic villains.
Joker is set to hit theatres Oct. 5.
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