Director Todd Phillips has shared the first poster for his Joker origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix.
The image doesn’t reveal a whole lot but what we see is enough to creep me out. In Joker make-up and smeared with, what appears to be, blood we see the titular character gazing upward. The main title dominates the top of the image with the tagline ‘Put on a happy face’ below.
Director Tod Phillips shared the first poster for the film on his Instagram feed and announced that a teaser trailer will follow a day later.
The story is a character driven new take on the origin story of Batman’s famous nemesis. The film will show the transition of Arthur Fleck into the volatile villain.
Joker hits cinemas on October 4th.