Director Todd Phillips is clearly clowning around while sharing new shots from ‘Joker‘ as we’re continuing to see Joaquin Phoenix in various clown outfits. Phillips has a new shot for the actor to share with us and with each new one, I’m waiting to see variations of other classic clowns pop up such as Pennywise or Ronald McDonald.

The more we see of Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck, the more it feels like the future Clown Prince of Crime is going to be working as a circus clown or party performer for kid’s birthdays at some point in the film. It really isn’t clear if this is something that will be included in the movie or if Phillips and Phoenix are trolling fans from just buying into all of the set photos which continue to be leaked from the production.

Phillips shared the following shot on Instagram:



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I’m not thrilled with that idea that Joker may have at one point worked as a clown out of enjoyment or to pay his bills. While there would be a certain amount of irony with a performer who wanted to make kids happy ending up as Batman’s greatest enemy, it just doesn’t feel right.

His expression here is a little closer to the uninterested look of Zazie Beetz in her first character shot to be released.

Are you looking forward to seeing what Todd Phillips does with ‘Joker’? Do you think that we’ll see Joaquin Phoenix in a classic clown outfit for the film or are the two trolling fans? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is
an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man
disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.

Joaquin Phoenix will be laughing his way onto the big screen as the ‘Joker’ on October 4th, 2019!