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‘Joker’ trailer revealed: First look at Joaquin Phoenix as iconic DC villain

“Joker” director Todd Philips has finally sent in the clown. He took the stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week to introduce the first teaser trailer for his upcoming comic book origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix as DC Comics’ iconic villain. “There’s been a lot of chatter about what this film is and what it isn’t, and most of it hasn’t been very accurate,” Phillips says of the flick, set to premiere October 4. “But it’s expected when you set out to make an origin story about a beloved character who basically has no definitive origin.” And that might be because Philips himself has had trouble wrapping his head around the flick. Addressing the films air of mystery, he recalls even failing to deliver a clear ...