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Joker First Trailer Stuns CinemaCon, Critics Compare Footage to ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’

The buzz for Warner Bros.' fall tentpole soared at the Las Vegas exhibition event.

by Anonymousreply 12304/14/2019

The first poster for Joaquin Phoenix's #Joker has arrived.

Co-star Marc Maron described 'Joker' as a "very interesting approach to this world." See what else he had to say about the film

by Anonymousreply 104/02/2019

I hate Joaquin Phoenix wish they had cast someone else.

by Anonymousreply 204/02/2019

I do too.

by Anonymousreply 304/02/2019

r2 Then why make this thread about this movie nobody gives a shit about?

by Anonymousreply 404/02/2019

If the trailer is so awesome why isn't it on the internet already?

by Anonymousreply 504/02/2019

Rooney is rumored to be a lezzie.

by Anonymousreply 604/02/2019

What happened to Jared Leto's Joker?

by Anonymousreply 704/02/2019

R4 I thought DL is interested in Joker and Phoenix?

by Anonymousreply 804/02/2019

r8 Wrong and wrong.

by Anonymousreply 904/02/2019

Fucking pathetic

How many fucking Batman movies does the world need?

by Anonymousreply 1004/02/2019

R10 Right? Give us something different.

by Anonymousreply 1104/02/2019

R9 OK sorry

by Anonymousreply 1204/02/2019

I do not like Joaquin Phoenix in his role as "Joker."

by Anonymousreply 1304/02/2019

Joaquin Phoenix playing a mentally damaged man going insane?

Cue M's groundbreaking gif.

by Anonymousreply 1404/02/2019

I’m available!

by Anonymousreply 1504/02/2019

[quote]If the trailer is so awesome why isn't it on the internet already?

It was shown first to exhibitors at Cinemacon, the teaser trailer will be released tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 1604/02/2019

Stunned! They were stunned!

by Anonymousreply 1704/02/2019

[quote]What happened to Jared Leto's Joker?

Leto is a SEX OFFENDAR.

by Anonymousreply 1804/02/2019

Loved Leto in Requium for a Dream. I think he is making a film in London

by Anonymousreply 1904/02/2019

R15 Joey, save it for Funny Or Die.

by Anonymousreply 2004/02/2019

I'm excited to see the footage. I've always loved Joaquin Phoenix. Don't really care for the director though.

by Anonymousreply 2104/02/2019

Is Faye Dunaway in the first trailer that stuns CinemaCon? I only watch first trailers that stun if Faye Dunaway is in them.

by Anonymousreply 2204/02/2019

Loved him (alongside Sarah Goldfarb) in Requiem for a Dream.

by Anonymousreply 2304/02/2019

I warned him.

by Anonymousreply 2404/02/2019

R22 she didn't stun in Supergirl.

by Anonymousreply 2504/02/2019

It's going to be an interesting take.

by Anonymousreply 2604/03/2019

Is he going to make a cameo in Birds Of Prey??

by Anonymousreply 2704/03/2019

While Reqiuem is a good film, I had no desire to see it again. If they’re comparing The Joker to that, it doesn’t bode well.

by Anonymousreply 2804/03/2019

Weird reaction here. I was kind of hating it at first, but by the end, it left me really scared and anxious.

Who knows what the movie will be like, but it’s a well-built trailer, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 2904/03/2019

Best ever!

by Anonymousreply 3004/03/2019

[quote]Is he going to make a cameo in Birds Of Prey??

I believe so.

by Anonymousreply 3104/03/2019

Meh.

by Anonymousreply 3204/03/2019

Joaquin Phoenix can suck a dick.

by Anonymousreply 3304/03/2019

This is DL, so I have absolutely no idea if R33 is saying he'd happily let Phoenix suck his dick, or if it's one of our alt-right interlopers using an old homophobic slur.

by Anonymousreply 3404/03/2019

Will Phoenix kill himself too? He seems totally the type

by Anonymousreply 3504/03/2019

[quote]Joaquin Phoenix can suck a dick.

Of course he can. Anyone can. The question is, does he WANT to suck a dick? If you don't have the answer to that, please refrain from posting any more mundane nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 3604/03/2019

Interesting

by Anonymousreply 3704/03/2019

I think it looks great. Hope the final product is as well.

by Anonymousreply 3804/03/2019

Joaquin looks different. Older, I guess. Odd that they would choose him for an origin story. I like him and have always liked him, since ELECTION.

by Anonymousreply 3904/03/2019

Do you mean To Die For? I don't think he was in Election.

by Anonymousreply 4004/03/2019

Of course. Two of my favorites from that era and I got them mixed up.

by Anonymousreply 4104/03/2019

This does seem oddly reminiscent of Taxi Driver, but frankly I don't need to see another depressing film right now, especially one more comic book movie starring the creepy Joaquin Phoenix. Pass.

by Anonymousreply 4204/03/2019

Whoa..he is gaunt . Definitely creepy.

by Anonymousreply 4304/03/2019

Looks great, but then again there’s no such thing as a bad trailer.

by Anonymousreply 4404/03/2019

[quote]Looks great, but then again there’s no such thing as a bad trailer.

Watch the trailer for Men in Black International and tell me if you still hold that sentiment.

by Anonymousreply 4504/03/2019

phoenix jinxes ev movie he in. nother flop a roonie.

wak

by Anonymousreply 4604/04/2019

No way this movie will flop.

by Anonymousreply 4704/04/2019

Taxi Driver? Requiem for a Dream? This trailer SCREAMS King of Comedy, but apparently contemporary "movie critics" know shit about cinema.

by Anonymousreply 4804/04/2019

It even looks like DeNiro is playing the Jerry Lewis role.

by Anonymousreply 4904/04/2019

ANOTHER joker movie?

by Anonymousreply 5004/04/2019

Not a Joaquin fan but I’ll give it a shot. No doubt Heath Ledger would’ve been mesmerizing to see in this.

by Anonymousreply 5104/04/2019

bona fide dud. . betcha $10000000.

by Anonymousreply 5204/04/2019

I'm with you, R50, so done with the Joker. As if there aren't any other interesting villains in the Batman universe. This just highlights again the difference between Marvel and DC. Marvel has a coherent vision of what it wants to do with its characters in the movies, and DC is a mess.

by Anonymousreply 5304/04/2019

[Quote] Marvel has a coherent vision of what it wants to do with its characters in the movies, and DC is a mess.

The question is, will DC ever get it's shit together?

by Anonymousreply 5404/04/2019

I think the current plan is to just do standalone movies. Batman's gone, Superman's probably not coming back, Flash will never happen. So there's no chance of a Justice League crossover for years. So for now they'll just try and push a bunch of separate movies and see if they're a success.

by Anonymousreply 5504/04/2019

I have to say that, based on the trailer, I'm not even remotely interested in seeing this movie. I actually did think it was a pretty bad trailer. Or maybe it's a good trailer of a pretty bad film.

by Anonymousreply 5604/04/2019

[Quote] Flash will never happen.

Poor Ezra

by Anonymousreply 5704/04/2019

Batman's not gone. Matt Reeves is directing the next one, though Affleck's out and they'll be focusing on a younger Bruce.

by Anonymousreply 5804/04/2019

[QUOTE]Not a Joaquin fan but I’ll give it a shot. No doubt Heath Ledger would’ve been mesmerizing to see in this.

This movie would make a billion dollars in the first weekend if Heath were alive to star in it. It would be pandemonium as people climbed over each other to get in the theater. They wouldn’t have enough screens to meet demand.

But alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Joaquin is probably the next best thing.

by Anonymousreply 5904/04/2019

Actually Daniel Day Lewis is the next best thing, but Joaquin is right behind him.

by Anonymousreply 6004/04/2019

Maybe these critics should be reminded that they're watching a trailer for a superhero movie.

by Anonymousreply 6104/04/2019

Technically, a supervillain movie.

by Anonymousreply 6204/04/2019

I don't remember The Joker having a harelip. 🐇👄

by Anonymousreply 6304/04/2019

Joaphin Phoenix is so overrated and his fantards are the worst after Tammy Hardy fantards.

by Anonymousreply 6404/04/2019

I think Phoenix’s harelip in real life is not as bad as it was in the trailer. I think they darkened it up quite a bit to make it seem like it was part of Joker’s character.

I know a lot of purists hated Jared Leto as the Joker but I thought he brought something new and interesting and he also made a good pairing with Margot Robbie. He made a more modern and sexy Joker.

I know a lot of people think it’s really important to have the Joker played by a stodgy-looking, stocky middle aged man, like in the Batman TV show days. But why? It’s supposed to be light entertainment, not a biography. This isn’t the 1960s any more, people like to look at pretty people. Adam West would have a six pack if they were filming the old Batman series today.

by Anonymousreply 6504/04/2019

[quote]Is he going to make a cameo in Birds Of Prey??

He can’t. That movie has Margot Kidder as Harley Quinn and she’s with Jared Leto’s Joker.

by Anonymousreply 6604/04/2019

[Quote] Batman's not gone. Matt Reeves is directing the next one, though Affleck's out and they'll be focusing on a younger Bruce.

by Anonymousreply 6704/04/2019

[quote]It’s supposed to be light entertainment,

Then why are they always playing it so heavy?

And dark, and dire, and edgy, and grim, and gritty......

by Anonymousreply 6804/05/2019

[Quote] Then why are they always playing it so heavy? And dark, and dire, and edgy, and grim, and gritty......

Marvel: Light DC: Dark

by Anonymousreply 6904/05/2019

r66, I think Margot Kidder is a little too old and, well, dead to play Jared Leto's Joker.

by Anonymousreply 7004/06/2019

Even in her present state, she would be a better Joker.

by Anonymousreply 7104/06/2019

>Batman would have had a sixpack<<

Adam West had too many sixpacks, that's why his gut was hanging over his belt in Season Two. He was back in shape for Season 3. He was even shirtless in one episode.

by Anonymousreply 7204/08/2019

I did not like Heath Ledger in his role as “Joker”.

by Anonymousreply 7304/08/2019

All this from a trailer. Okaaay.

by Anonymousreply 7404/08/2019

I smell Oscar and the awkward speech by Wakeem at the podium

This movie will make a gazillion dollars and will spawn multiple sequelzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

by Anonymousreply 7504/08/2019

Wow, I’m shocked that THE BUZZ about a movie trailer at a cinema con is like, positive and bombastic. Because that never happens. You never see filmmakers and studios paying for positive buzz at a cinema con and spreading word of its fabulousness online.

It reminds me of the time my mother earnestly told me, “Stephen King is writing a new book that he says is so scary it’s actually scaring him as he writes It!”

“Holy shit, mom, really?” I asked. “I can’t believe a guy who writes horror novels is telling his audience that his next book is really scary.”

by Anonymousreply 7604/08/2019

Heath Ledger's "performance" as the Joker consisted of an Al Franken impression.

by Anonymousreply 7704/08/2019

Requiem "drugs are bad mkay?" massively overrated

by Anonymousreply 7804/08/2019

Footage like "Taxi Driver" and "Requiem for a Dream?" Sounds like so much bullshit to me. And if the clown makeup is any indication then this will probably be a piece of crap.

by Anonymousreply 7904/08/2019

I love JP! I really hope this year will be his.

by Anonymousreply 8004/08/2019

Enough of these superhero or super villain movies.

by Anonymousreply 8104/08/2019

This strikes me as more of a “How John Wayne Gacy got started,” kind of movie than a superhero movie. Too much realism isn’t good for this genre.

by Anonymousreply 8204/08/2019

It's not a super hero movie.

by Anonymousreply 8304/08/2019

He's still Leaf from "Russkies", "SpaceCamp" and "Parenthood" to me.

by Anonymousreply 8404/08/2019

So I guess we arent going to hear the end of the latest method actor who will live the joker’s inner torment and eventually ruin them

by Anonymousreply 8504/08/2019

I don't do comic book movies, but this looks really interesting. I do like JP; he's a good actor and makes decent film choices

by Anonymousreply 8604/08/2019

R83, I meant to express that most “superhero movies” are cartoonish movies about larger than life characters. This seems more like a true crime novel or something, smaller in a way. I think that might be okay for the Joker if eventually it ended up that he was a hysterical, larger than life character.

Phoenix is a really introverted, inside the character’s tormented head type of guy. Not, “Ha ha! I’m crazy and I don’t care because this is so fun for me!”

by Anonymousreply 8704/08/2019

[QUOTE]Not, “Ha ha! I’m crazy and I don’t care because this is so fun for me!”

by Anonymousreply 8804/08/2019

That’s pretty much what I meant. The character’s name is Joker, not Jean Valjean.

by Anonymousreply 8904/08/2019

There have been many interpretations of the Joker. To assume he must be depicted in one particular way is myopic.

by Anonymousreply 9004/08/2019

Every actor has brought something different to the role. But they all have a common theme. The guy’s name is Joker. Some angst is okay, but tormented, not-having-any-fun guy isn’t true to the role.

by Anonymousreply 9104/08/2019

[quote]There have been many interpretations of the Joker. To assume he must be depicted in one particular way is myopic.

Um.......Its a fucking comic book character. Real world-ness and actor-y reinventions are egotistical, unnecessary and unwelcome.

by Anonymousreply 9204/08/2019

[quote]The guy’s name is Joker. Some angst is okay, but tormented, not-having-any-fun guy isn’t true to the role.

This film is depicting the development of the Joker. I'm sure by the end of the film we'll see exactly what you're expecting. Also, if you bother to watch the trailer you'll see glimpses of that manic side in a few scenes. You can see Robert De Niro hosts a late night talk show of sorts as well as Joaquin's Joker preparing to go on stage. One of the final scenes of the trailer is him dancing.

by Anonymousreply 9304/08/2019

[quote]Um.......Its a fucking comic book character. Real world-ness and actor-y reinventions are egotistical, unnecessary and unwelcome.

The fuck? Did you sleep through Christopher Nolan and Heath Ledger's take on the character? Additionally, the comics have already depicted way more fucked up and grounded versions of the Joker than any of the films have.

by Anonymousreply 9404/08/2019

how did loser phoenix get this role? director a good friend? bought it? is fuking the producer?

mystery of mysterys...

by Anonymousreply 9504/09/2019

I loved it. The movie is more of a character study than superhero movie.

by Anonymousreply 9604/14/2019

Where did you see it? Is it out now?

by Anonymousreply 9704/14/2019

I just re-read the article OP posted. It comes out in October and during the article, the director says he’s not finished “shaping it.” So I’m guessing it’s still in editing.

Here’s a quote from the director:

Appearing at CinemaCon, director Todd Phillips described the film as an “origin story about a beloved character with no definitive origin” and said the genre of the film is “tragedy.”

That doesn’t sound like the story of a happy camper to me.

As far as the video goes, it looks like Phoenix is a deeply depressed, mentally disturbed man, fake laughing. As to whether that’s because Phoenix is deeply depressed, or the Joker is, is open to interpretation.

by Anonymousreply 9804/14/2019

R22, You only watch them? You don't do anything else to the trailers?

by Anonymousreply 9904/14/2019

His version flows better and as such is more pleasing to the ear. Don't be [italic]that[/italic] cunt.

by Anonymousreply 10004/14/2019

I finally got around to watching the Joker Trailer. It looked like a surrealist ad for Cymbalta. But I'm still very much looking forward to the film! It seems they are portraying Joker as a damaged , lonely man who eventually became evil.

by Anonymousreply 10104/14/2019

R99 the grammar nazi trolls all need to be thrown in a vat of acid. That would put a smile on my face.

by Anonymousreply 10204/14/2019

R97 talking about the trailer, you revolting cunt.

by Anonymousreply 10304/14/2019

[Quote] It seems they are portraying Joker as a damaged , lonely man who eventually became evil.

by Anonymousreply 10404/14/2019

Has the Joker always been portrayed as an agonized, angsty guy that becomes evil? Sounds like Norman Bates, or arguably, Charles Manson. Not a Joker.

The word “Joker” sort of implies that there’s some joking going on.

by Anonymousreply 10504/14/2019

Heath Ledger is the one who led us to humanizing The Joker.

by Anonymousreply 10604/14/2019

Most superhero movies are based on comic books. There are several iterations of the Joker. Each one a bit different. I loved Heath's portrayal in 08 but the dude is dead, time to move on. Now I think Joaquin's version is the best. Leto's version sucks a million tiny dicks.

by Anonymousreply 10704/14/2019

If they want to have a super villain called “Angst-Man,” fine. Don’t completely destroy an existing character because directors want to make Shakespeare out of comic books.

by Anonymousreply 10804/14/2019

Critics sure are easily impressed.

by Anonymousreply 10904/14/2019

R109, they are paid to be “impressed.” Probably by the studio.

by Anonymousreply 11004/14/2019

[QUOTE]I loved Heath's portrayal in 08 but the dude is dead, time to move on. Now I think Joaquin's version is the best.

by Anonymousreply 11104/14/2019

R107 how can you say Joaquin's is the best when the movie hasn't even come out yet?

by Anonymousreply 11204/14/2019

[quote]Has the Joker always been portrayed as an agonized, angsty guy that becomes evil? Sounds like Norman Bates, or arguably, Charles Manson. Not a Joker.

He has many origins stories. But the angsty take was from The Killing Joke which portrayed Joker as a failed comedian whose pregnant wife dies, and he goes crazy after that loss and after being disfigured by falling into a vat of chemicals.

The Joker is almost always just an anarchist and ruthless killer when it comes to Batman's sidekicks (blowing up Jason Todd, shooting Barbara Gordon).

by Anonymousreply 11304/14/2019

[quote]Heath Ledger is the one who led us to humanizing The Joker.

Fuck him, then.

by Anonymousreply 11404/14/2019

So, who's playing the hero? Because a villain always needs a hero to play against.

by Anonymousreply 11504/14/2019

R111 who is that? I can't place him and it's driving me nuts

by Anonymousreply 11604/14/2019

Ryan Stiles, who would make an entertaining comic supervillain.

I know, I know, "comic" is the last thing people want from their comic book characters.

by Anonymousreply 11704/14/2019

R116, It’s from Whose Line Is It Anyway? A lot of clips are on YouTube. It’s very funny, comedy improv skits.

by Anonymousreply 11804/14/2019

R117 R118 I'm embarrassed to admit I know him as "Herb" from Two and a Half Men...

Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 11904/14/2019

Joaquin's version is already a million times better than the execrable The Dark Knight movie. That movie was shit. The Joker was only about 15% of the movie. Every other character sucked in comparison. If that movie was 100% about Heath's Joker then he would have been unbeatable.

by Anonymousreply 12004/14/2019

It's just never dark and ugly and sad enough for some of you wanks, is it ?

by Anonymousreply 12104/14/2019

[quote]If that movie was 100% about Heath's Joker then he would have been unbeatable.

Well, Heath won the Oscar for his Joker, so he is unbeatable.

by Anonymousreply 12204/14/2019

R120 and you're basing that all on a trailer?

by Anonymousreply 12304/14/2019
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