The primary trailer for the Joker film really features a temporary glimpse of Bruce Wayne aka the longer term Batman – nevertheless it’s straightforward to overlook. Forward of the discharge of Shazam! this weekend, Warner Bros. has dropped their first trailer for Joker, an origin story for the Clown Prince of Crime that is not tied to the DCEU in any manner. Though the mission was initially handled with some skepticism by moviegoers, director Todd Phillips has attracted an all-star solid together with Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, the person who might be come Joker.

The first Joker trailer has positively whetted viewers’ appetites. It has a powerful, compelling narrative, actually giving a way of the sort of character Phoenix is trying to play. The Joker costume is impressed by the basic 1960s Batman model, though there are visible nods to plenty of different incarnations too, and the trailer options an entire host of Easter eggs.

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Essentially the most stunning of all, and the simplest to miss, is a quick look by the younger Bruce Wayne. Sure, that Bruce Wayne. At one level within the trailer, Joker seems to stalk a baby exterior a wall then method him at a barred gate, reaching via and forcing him to smile. That baby is Dante Pereira-Olson, who has been cast as Bruce Wayne in Joker.

Joker Trailer - Young Bruce Wayne

Whereas most indications are that Joker will not function the Darkish Knight himself, it is slowly turning into clear the Wayne household has a task to play. Thomas Wayne, played by Brett Cullen, is a key supporting participant within the story, albeit very totally different to how most will know him. Within the movie, he is a mayoral candidate who, per casting experiences, might be one thing of a Donald Trump-like character. This might recommend that he is being positioned as one thing approaching the antagonist, at the least from Arthur’s standpoint.

It has been recommended that Arthur might really be Thomas Wayne’s illegitimate son. A key a part of the transformation in Joker seems to hinge on Arthur’s mom, who in character descriptions is alleged to be “‘very enticing in her youth'”, “‘obsessed with her former employer'” and unable to consider ‘that is what her life has come to’“. This, together with Wayne’s positioning, might level in direction of a giant twist involving the character, making Joker really Batman’s half-brother.

Even when they are not linked by blood, clearly there’s going to be some connection between Arthur and Bruce in Joker. This might merely be a foreshadowing of the pair’s future showdown or a subversion of the Waynes’ typical position, however that it is appeared within the first teaser – even with out identify affirmation – could be very fascinating and could also be a touch to extra. In spite of everything, why is Joker making Bruce Wayne smile?

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In Tim Burton’s Batman, the Joker was really the one who killed the Waynes. It is potential Phillips will do the identical on this movie; Arthur watches Wayne condemn his reign of terror on TV, so there is definitely an obsessed motive a la Taxi Driver in there. In Burton’s take, in fact, the Joker was nonetheless Jack Napier on the level and did not acquire his everlasting grin till Bruce was an grownup; this might clearly transfer the occasion ahead within the standard timeline.

Regardless of the case, clearly, there’s much more happening with Batman in Joker than anybody thought.

Extra: All 31 Upcoming & In-Development DC Films

Key Launch Dates
  • Shazam! (2019) launch date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Joker (2019) launch date: Oct 04, 2019
  • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) launch date: Feb 07, 2020
  • Marvel Lady 1984 (2020) launch date: Jun 05, 2020
  • DC Tremendous Pets (2021) launch date: Might 21, 2021
  • The Batman (2021) launch date: Jun 25, 2021
  • The Suicide Squad (2021) launch date: Aug 06, 2021
  • Aquaman 2 (2022) launch date: Dec 16, 2022