While everyone is gearing up for the release of Avengers: Endgame this month, DC has just dropped a new trailer for the spinoff Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix. The trailer looks absolutely insane, and apparently, one daughter of Thanos thinks so too.
This is Karen Gillan's (Nebula) post after checking out the trailer:
With Aquaman and Shazam! coming out as superhero blockbuster movies, it's really interesting the direction that Joker is taking. It's been said to be a period piece set in the 80s, and it will follow a one Arthur Fleck's descent into madness, becoming the famed Clown Prince of Crime.
For now, a lot of people are starting to compare Phoenix's take to that of Heath Ledger's, but I think it won't make sense if we just base it off of the trailer. Don't get me wrong, Phoenix looks absolutely creepy in the film, but it's not fair to compare something we've only caught a glimpse of to actual full performance.
Don't forget, everyone was also excited about Jared Leto's Joker in Suicide Squad, and look at how that turned out.
If anything, Gillan's announcement is a testament to the ridiculous Marvel/DC war. While some may choose to stand by their fandom, a lot of people think it's perfectly fine to enjoy both without having to pit the properties against each other. I guess arguing is part of the fun, but toxicity and bullying are never welcome.
Catch Joker in theaters Oct. 4. Karen Gillan stars as Nebula in Avengers: Endgame which comes out April 26.