“…smile and put on a happy face.”
With these words, Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Comics, and ‘Hangover’ director Todd Phillips present the first teaser trailer for the much-anticipated film ‘JOKER.’ Starring the enigmatic Joaquin Phoenix–on and off-screen–DC Comics is attempting to replace one of two major characters within Gotham City for its current DC Expanded Universe (DCEU) in the Joker. Batman is next after Ben Affleck recently left the part.
For now, take a brand new look at ‘Joker.’
Unnerving, mysterious, weirdly entertaining and oddly intriguing. That sums up the Joker in Gotham City, whether on screen or in print.
While no actor will ever surpass Heath Ledger’s perfect performance as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ directed by Christopher Nolan, Mr. Phoenix and Mr. Phillips have produced a snapshot of a captivating movie. It’s a patient and deliberate character piece that will unfold into dark fun within a gritty Gotham City in 1981.
They say comedy is tragedy plus time. That will be put to the test this fall as ‘JOKER’ arrives at a theater near you on October 4.
There are clues for a myriad of puzzles to solve all around us. It’s one of the truly fantastic aspects of life: never-ending treasure hunts for the eternally curious human population. One of the most fun exercises is when we notice an anomaly in a favorite movie or television show. In the case of the following video clip, director J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode VII) continues to have fun with his blockbuster director friend Zack Snyder (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice).
An ordinary visual tour of the new Millennium Falcon, right?
It’s likely a good guess that this will not be the last time these two directors cross-over their universes. After all, someone’s got to post bail for this guy…
One week ago today, “Batkid” entered the psyche of men, women and children all across the country. When the Make-a-Wish Foundation joined forces with the city of San Francisco to transform their beloved “city by the bay” into the dark, mean streets of Gotham City, the people were looking for a hero to save them from a familiar gang of villains.
Here is a fan-made trailer of what transpired last Friday:
Batkid showed us all how to rise that day.