Todd Phillips' upcoming Joker is set to be one of the most exciting and anticipated movies of 2019. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a struggling and depressed stand-up comedian and amateur clown living in Gotham City, the film promises to be a gritty origin story of one of the most iconic DC Comics villains ever. At only a fraction of the budget ($55 million) of other massive superhero movies like Aquaman ($160 million) or Man of Steel ($230 million), the forthcoming thriller may well end up feeling more like Taxi Driver or Fight Club than any of the bigger comic book blockbusters.
It's out October 4 and also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, and Marc Maron, Frances Conroy, and Brett Cullen. It's got a creepy and dark new trailer, which you can watch below.