Warner Bros. Pictures also tweeted out the short video.
Joaquin Phoenix's debut image for the the standalone Joker movie from Warner Bros. wasn't quite what fans expect, instead showing a somewhat goofy, greasy-haired and haggard middle-aged man. Realistic, rumpled, and totally bonkers without being over-the-top, this is exactly the kind of look that could make this film feel as grounded and demented as it angles to be. At the very end, we see him in full clown makeup, though it's more of a classical circus clown style than a recognizable version of the iconic character. He's presumably Arthur Fleck in this moment, but halfway through the short clip, flashes of the Joker start to appear as Phoenix begins to grin.
Phillips previously revealed the first look at Phoenix as The Joker without makeup on Instagram as well.
The film, which is due to hit cinemas in October 2019, will reportedly be set in the 80s, following the Joker from his early days as a failed comedian before he turns to a life of crime in Gotham City.