Joaquin Phoenix's Creepy AF Joker Will Keep You Up At Night, Especially If You’re Batman

Send in the (horrifying) clown.

The final trailer for Todd Phillips’ Joker upon us and let’s not beat around the bush, Joaquin Phoenix’s take on Batman’s greatest nemesis is the stuff of nightmares.

After all those stories about the Daniel Day-Lewis-esque levels of preparation Phoenix underwent to play Arthur Fleck, the new trailer shows just creepy his take on the Clown Prince of Crime will be. His laugh alone will keep you up at night.

Jared Leto, this is how you do the Joker.

But beyond what looks to be an all-time great Joaquin Phoenix performance, we finally get to see some stuff that not only adds extra dimensions to the character but also some narrative context.

There’s new glimpses of Arthur’s battle with mental illness, his failed stand-up career, and his troubled family life. Throw in appearances from Robert De Niro’s cheesy talk show host who instigated Arthur’s downfall, Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz, and Brett Cullen as an unsympathetic Thomas Wayne who socks Arthur in the face, Joker is certainly nothing like any other “superhero” film we’ve ever seen.

Honestly, it seems like Joker is a modern day reinterpretation of Martin Scorsese’s 1982 classic, The King of Comedy, which happens to also star Robert De Niro and revolves around a mentally ill stand-up comedian who slowly loses it.

With no action sequences, no Batman, and spectacle being replaced with a dark character study into a mentally ill person, it’s not wonder why Todd Phillips had such a hard time convincing Warner Bros. to buy into Joker.

But based on what we’ve seen so far, it seems like the studio chose well because the movie is looking like a solid winner. We’ll soon find out whether the final product is as good as all the promotional trailers when it opens on October 4.

And hey, even if the movie doesn’t turn out as good as we hoped, we’re going to get a fantastic Joaquin Phoenix performance that’ll wipe away whatever memory we have of Jared Leto at the very least.

Daisy Ridley's Cheeky Dark Rey Hint Will Start A Huge Star Wars Fan Debate

She sort of explained it and we still wouldn't believe it.

The internet was given lots to talk about after Disney dropped a new Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker clip during its 2019 D23 event. While we here at GOAT were all over the clip’s Darth C-3PO tease, all everyone else wanted to talk about was Daisy Ridley doing her best Darth Rey impression.

Is she going to turn to the Dark Side because of Palpatine’s mind shenanigans? Was it all just a Dagobah-esque vision? Or perhaps that wasn’t Rey but a mere clone?

Sorry to break it to you, Rey, but you’re not actually you. Maybe.

Well if you take Daisy Ridley’s own word for it, what you saw in the Rise of Skywalker clip was legit and there’s no bells or whistles about it.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, Daisy was asked about the Darth Rey moment and her reply was quite interesting:

“I mean, the evidence is on the screen. Take that evidence as you will.

“But there’s no smoke without fire.”

Hmmm, how intriguing.

It’s not quite a yes but it’s not a no either so perhaps Darth Rey may actually be real, though it remains to be seen how well Rise of Skywalker pulls this off at this late stage of the game.

Of course, there’s always the possibility that Daisy is just throwing up false leads to protect any spoilers from leaking out from Disney HQ. Sure there’s no smoke without fire but you also need wood to make it and that stuff obscures the view pretty well.

But she wouldn’t do that… would she?

Damn it.

Regardless of whether there’s truth in Daisy’s cheeky tease, it’s sure to ignite a debate among the Star Wars fandom over whether Darth Rey is legit (or not) and whether it’s a sign that the film will be a satisfying conclusion like Breaking Bad or an epic flop like Game of Thrones.

Anyway, take all this with a mountain of salt for now since there’s no way in hell Disney will let the cat out of the bag this early. We’ll just have to wait and see if Daisy was actually telling the truth when Rise of Skywalker drops in December.

Timothée Chalamet With A British Accent And A Long-Haired Robert Pattinson Is Your New Thirst Trap

Cedric Diggory really glowed up.

Let’s put all our cards on the table right off the bat: Netflix’s new film, The King, is less of a historical epic about King Henry V and more of a dangerous thirst trap because it contains a double whammy of Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson.

Let’s focus on Timothée first, who hacked off his trademark locks for a somewhat questionable bowl cut that King Henry V was known for having. But whatever he may be lacking in the hair department, he more than makes up for it with his deep-voiced British accent.

It’s the kind that’ll send shivers down your spine. You know the sort.

But whatever hair Timothée lost for the part, Robert appears to have gained because the ridiculously talented actor playing a dashing French knight who is rocking some seriously luscious long locks.

Let me repeat that: Robert Pattinson is playing a French knight and has got long hair like a shampoo model.

Talk about a huge glow up from Cedric Diggory.

Netflix definitely knew what they were doing with The King by bringing in both Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson because that’s guaranteed to draw attention.

But The King has more going for it than just being a thirst trap masquerading as a historical epic. It’s got famous faces like Lily-Rose Depp and Sean Harris, as well as talented Aussie talent like Ben Mendelsohn and Joel Edgerton, who co-wrote the film.

Throw in Aussie director David Michôd (who made Animal Kingdom and The Rover) into the mix and you’ve got the pieces for a surprisingly stacked movie.

As for when The King will make its way to your TV screens for an evening of historical intrigue and excessive frothing over Timothée and Robert, it’s going to get a limited release in cinemas on October 11 before hitting Netflix on November 1.


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