Warner Bros. debuted the first look at Joaquin Phoenix in his Joker makeup for the villain's currently-filming solo film, which took the internet by storm.
The character last feature film appearance was in Suicide Squad as played by Jared Leto with a look that fans weren't entirely excited by. Heath Ledger's portrayal of the character in 2008's The Dark Knight is considered by many to be the defining incarnation of the villain, ultimately landing the actor a posthumous Academy Award for the role. Understandably, expectations have been quite high for Phoenix and fans have been eagerly awaiting how he could look
Reactions to the look of the character have been mixed, understandably, though fans seem to be happy that the studio would share the look of the character so early on, knowing that the longer we had to wait to see the character, the more pressure would be put on the picture.
See what fans are saying about Phoenix's Joker before it lands in theaters on October 4, 2019!
I dunno about this new Joker who doesn’t have the word “damaged” tattooed on his forehead. How am I supposed to know whether he’s damaged or not now?— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 21, 2018
It’s an “Elseworlds” Joker origin movie. Set in the 80s. No Batman. I think it looks interesting and I’m looking forward to it.— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) September 21, 2018
Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker!— Armani (@armani_salado) September 21, 2018
No. One. Is. Ready!! the ending!! This is already an instant classic! pic.twitter.com/v57sIsEAe2
All the current, live action Joker’s! God damn they all look so perfect in their own ways, and I’m 10000% sure Joaquin Phoenix is gonna give a performance worthy of joining the elite group of actors to have played Mistah J! pic.twitter.com/wUgoTZ39AG— dennis (@cookiedusterden) September 21, 2018
I certainly wasn't expecting to see this so early.— #WonderGal (@amazonheroicon) September 21, 2018
Behold; Joaquin Phoenix as THE JOKER. pic.twitter.com/2EeegCRbbN
The look of Phoenix's Joker, which I think looks great, isn't among my priorities to be honest. What matters for me is that whether he could pull it off, which I am sure of it, or not.— 2049 (@HuseyinGurkanDC) September 21, 2018