Warner Bros. Studio is teasing audiences with sneak peek photos leading up to the release of Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix.
More shots of Phoenix as the villainous Joker of Gotham City have surfaced on the internet, this time from the set of the forthcoming DC standalone origin story film.
Get your first look at #JoaquinPhoenix in full costume on set as the #Joker https://t.co/LvRjfjBDSc https://t.co/uhX1UYlPuI— ET Canada (@ET Canada)1537664758.0
The photos were taken during filming of a scene in a Bronx subway station in New York City. The 43-year-old actor is seen strolling amidst pandemonium in a burgundy suit with green-streaked hair and clown makeup.
Joaquin Phoenix All Smiles as The Joker in Action https://t.co/XRUr3yxsch— TMZ (@TMZ)1537649823.0
Joaquin Joker Phœnix. https://t.co/hkPNSmgWuV— Mehdi Omaïs (@Mehdi Omaïs)1537653478.0
@TMZ Oh boy,......here....we....go... #TheJokerMovie https://t.co/lLf0Xubuzi— Bad Boyer (@Bad Boyer)1537656210.0
@grayghost84 @wbpictures @DCComics @ATT @ATTCares I think Joaquin Phoenix is gonna knock it out of the park with th… https://t.co/pYP1r8eToY— Donald Mabry (@Donald Mabry)1537563118.0
Reactions were mixed after this batch of photos featuring Phoenix as Batman's arch enemy appeared.
But fans remained hopeful after discovering the nature of the film's origin story.
I gotta say, when I first saw the screen test, I was thinking to myself "well shit, this might screw up the good ru… https://t.co/ggnXKEXTpB— FranklyLogic (Jesse C.) (@FranklyLogic (Jesse C.))1537705206.0
Martha Wayne are murdered, it kinda justifies the look just BECAUSE they are going for a more retro type joker. Eve… https://t.co/3KuDHhhsdm— FranklyLogic (Jesse C.) (@FranklyLogic (Jesse C.))1537705207.0
The seasoned actor's portrayal of the iconic psychopath will no doubt be something to remember.
in most of his movies he stars in, always does his research on the character he's playing and makes sure that he ni… https://t.co/ung5kzO6lm— FranklyLogic (Jesse C.) (@FranklyLogic (Jesse C.))1537705207.0
@IWannaDie122300 It’s going to be great!— Chandler Thomas (@Chandler Thomas)1537722092.0
@BadBoyer4life @jakeholla @TMZ Joaquin Phoenix is a pretty spicy actor, y’all should watch Her.— Jess 🐳 (@Jess 🐳)1537664589.0
@BadBoyer4life @Sharito742 @TMZ He keeps reminding me of wither Tommy Lee Jones & Michael Keaton. I’m here for it.— Jamil Starkweather (@Jamil Starkweather)1537658652.0
@TMZ He’s creepy 🤡 love it— Teamara Hunter (@Teamara Hunter)1537650341.0
Director Todd Phillips had revealed one of the first photos of Phoenix as the Joker (aka Arthur Fleck) without the character's signature garb and makeup.
#JoaquinPhoenix spotted on the set of the upcoming #TheJoker movie https://t.co/f0RnZo3Lfi https://t.co/WeoeRVJ4Xn— ET Canada (@ET Canada)1537128400.0
Fans quickly drew some comparisons to the latest iteration of the Joker, sans makeup.
Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker gives me strong Jack Nicholson vibes https://t.co/bPYucxgeYS— Luke Mears (@Luke Mears)1537132883.0
@Serum_Lake I’m getting more...Phil vibes https://t.co/28hDJUJ8IY— Andy Olson (@Andy Olson)1537145568.0
@Serum_Lake Reminds me more of Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men https://t.co/lvPl3c4T52— W Maass (@W Maass)1537148910.0
@ANNA_LOUIZE @Serum_Lake I see more of that in this shot https://t.co/R3BhfH3DeT— Jessica (@Jessica)1537188282.0
@Serum_Lake I’m getting some strong Berries and Cream Vibes https://t.co/VSmM0nhuPs https://t.co/yP1eJ47Tyz— kro (@kro)1537189883.0
Joaquin Phoenix in a JOKER origin movie has the same hair as me in freshman year of high school. Coincidence? You t… https://t.co/atck7d8X85— Vinnie Mancuso (@Vinnie Mancuso)1537131532.0
@TMZ @_DCWorld Damn I can’t wait for this movie!!— Shawn Anthony Warner Prime (@Shawn Anthony Warner Prime)1537652511.0
The movie will take place in the '80s and will focus on the character as a failed stand-up comedian who goes insane and turns to a life of crime in Gotham City.
The new photos have fans champing at the bit, but they'll have to be patient to see how the madness unfolds when the film is released on October 4, 2019.
The cast of Joker also includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, and Bryan Callen.