The first trailer for Joker is here. The upcoming DC universe film is the much-anticipated origin story movie about the Clown Prince of Crime and stars Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. It will hit theaters on October 3.

As has been previously hinted, the trailer suggests that Joker is going to be quite unlike anything else the DC universe has released so far. It focuses on Phoenix’s lonely, unstable Arthur, a stand-up comedian who clearly has trouble fitting into society. We see Phoenix being attacked on the street, visiting Arkham Hospital, and dressing up as a clown, while his voiceover hints at the dark criminal turn his life will soon take. Check it out above.

Joker is directed by Todd Phillips, who previously helmed the Hangover movies. This origin movie of Arkham Asylum’s most famous resident also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron.

Joker is one several movies on the way over the next couple of years from the storied comic book company of DC . It will be followed by Birds of Prey in February 2020, which sees Margot Robbie reprise her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn. An early teaser was released in January, and more details about the film emerged at the recent CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Beyond that, Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theaters in July 2020. There are also 2021 dates for the standalone Batman movie and James Gunn’s Suicide Squad reboot, while Aquaman 2 will be with us in 2022.

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