The final Joker trailer was released this morning and, tonally, this film looks like a departure from your average superhero genre. In fact, according to the film's director, Todd Phillips, Joker will not even be part of the DCEU (DC Extended Universe).
Phillips promised a "deep dive" into Joaquin Phoenix's character. There will be no capes, no elaborate stunts; just a slow burn of a movie that shares traits with Alan Moore's The Killing Joke, King of Comedy and Taxi Driver. Will hardcore fans be disappointed with Phillips' version? Maybe. But for the rest of us, this respite from your usual superhero fare is what we need.
Joker is slated for release on 3 October, 2019.