Joaquin Phoenix Puts on a Happy Face in New Joker Posters

Todd Phillip’s Joker is just a few weeks away, and many fans can’t wait for any longer to watch the new take on DC’s charismatic villain. A couple of new posters for the film have made their way online (via Rotten Tomatoes), featuring a look at Arthur Fletcher literally “melting” into the Gotham’s Prince of Crime. You can check out the new Joker posters in the gallery below.

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Director Todd Phillips’ Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis as an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, shows a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision. That brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (The Fighter), based on characters from DC. Phillips is producing the movie along with MCU mainstay Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Richard Baratta, as well as Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman are the executive producers.

Joker opens in theaters everywhere on October 4.