Ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Warner Bros has released the trailer for Joker. Joaquin Phoenix takes on Batman’s most famous foe. Todd Phillips directs the origin story and Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian whose hardships in a Gotham City lead him to his insanity, and the eventual birth of the Joker.
The trailer also gives us a look at Robert De Niro asMurray Franklin. De Niro plays a talk show host who plays a key part in Arthur’s dark turn to the Joker.
Watch the trailer below:
Joker hits theaters worldwide on Oct. 4.