Warner Bros.’ Joker, from director Todd Phillips, promises to be a deep character study of one of the greatest Batman villains. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular Clown Prince of Crime, the standalone film will be something that is separate from whatever is going on in the DC Extended Universe, and that strategy may prove to be of benefit as it will allow the studio to release darker and more mature material that do not follow the conventional rules of a comic book movie.
Now we are getting another look at the film in the form of the final trailer. Check it out along with a poster below.
Warner Bros. has released a teaser trailer for Joker, the upcoming movie about the infamous Batman villain starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role.
The teaser trailer for the movie was first shared during a presentation at CinemaCon yesterday, before being released to the masses this morning. In addition to the trailer, a new poster for the movie has also been released. You can find both the trailer and the poster below.
The Joker will be a hard-boiled crime drama that is also a gritty character study and a broader cautionary tale. Todd Phillips‘ film will be part of an all new banner of DC films that expand the DC universe with new and unique storylines that aren’t a part of the current DC Extended Universe. Joaquin Phoenix will play the title character. The film, which is said to be influenced by The Killing Joke, is currently in production
However, it is making some big news as seven more people have been cast. What’s even more interesting is that these latest castings confirm that a young Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth will be appearing in the film. More on the report, below.
Descent: Part 2 Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Jon Harris
Starring Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Douglas Hodge, Krysten Cummings
Release date: April 27, 2010
A lot of sequels make the same mistakes: they go too far, they add too much, and they assume bigger is always better. Add to that the familiar idea of “direct-to-dvd” usually is a sign of poor quality. Fortunately for fans of the original The Descent film, the sequel has avoided some of the usual pitfalls and manages to be a relatively satisfying sequel.
Picking up immediately where the original film ends, The Descent 2 clarifies the ambiguous ending of the original, which saw traumatized spelunker Sarah (Shauna MacDonald) escaping from an previously unknown cave system inhabited by inbred, mutated humans called “crawlers.” However, the original film also included an additional scene that implied Sarah had only imagined escape as she descended into madness and was still stuck inside the caves. This ends up being discarded in the new film, with Sarah’s escape being real.