Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Fully Revealed in Makeup & Costume

Emmett Rice
September 23, 2018

So this latest piece of fan art from Boss Logic imagines a more familiar look for Phoenix's take on the Joker, more in line with the character's appearance in The Dark Knight.

Todd Phillips, the director of the upcoming Joker origin film, posted a camera test of Joaquin Phoenix Friday on Instagram.

Hey there Bats, this is a insane good-looking screen test.

While there was no social media at the time, disgruntled fanboys focused the bulk of their displeasure about the movie towards Keaton's casting and less on the Shining actor's look, although Nicholson's weight was criticized. It's messy, though not as insane death-metal as that sported by Heath Ledger's version of the DC Comics villain.

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The camera test shows Arthur Fleck descend into madness as his new identity, although we're sure this won't be the final look for The Joker, but could just be a transitional look itself. The short video nearly plays like a teaser trailer, with The Guess Who's song, Laughing, playing in the background. It also passes on the facial tattoos worn by recent Suicide Squad Joker Jared Leto.

The Joker is getting a new, gritty backstory starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Joker is set for release October 4, 2019, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Joker's synopsis says that it "centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen".

Joker is reportedly set in the 1980s, and also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron and Robert DeNero.

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