• Published on Apr 4, 2019
  • DC and Warner Bros released the first teaser trailer for Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, showing us the dark origins of Arthur Fleck aka the Joker. We’re introduced to Todd Philip’s corner of the DC Universe. We’re introduced to Arthur’s home life and how his failing stand-up career turned him from street performer into the Clown Prince of Crime. We’re also introduced to Zazie Beetz character as well as Brian Tyree Henry, as well as this worlds Arkham Asylum. We’re also introduced to a young Bruce Wayne, Thomas Wayne, and Robert De Niro’s character who is a fun nod to an icon De Niro role from the 80’s. How does A.Fleck turn from man to violent instigator of riots against the police? We’ll find out this October 4th! What easter eggs did you catch in this trailer? Let me know down below.
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  • New Rockstars
    New Rockstars  2 months ago +1679

    Hey folks! Erik here! Sam was awesome and stepped in to break down this Joker trailer while I covered the other stuff this week... and RECOVERED from this cold! I have not dusted away... yet... AND I'm curious to know whether this trailer has won you over on Joaquin Phoenix's Joker, or if a Joker movie without Batman is merely one-half of the story you want?

    • Akshay Mehta
      Akshay Mehta Month ago

      At 5:47 , joker is trying to control his anger.. look at his fist

    • zachary mcleod
      zachary mcleod Month ago

      @Yung_Night has everyone forgotten about jack nicholson joker he had to be mid 40s to early 50s since he was the one who killed bruce waynes parents in the tim burton batman movie

    • Bearded Patriot
      Bearded Patriot Month ago

      I get that it isn't out yet but.... Better be a sequel to this!

    • Jacob Holding
      Jacob Holding 2 months ago

      Umm the creator of batmans last name is Kane lol

    • Kandi Jar
      Kandi Jar 2 months ago

      Someone probably mentioned already.. but Pogo is more likely a nod to Gacy’s clown name not the old comic strip 😉

  • power to shape
    power to shape 7 hours ago

    Hey all the garbage is a reference to how Arthur feels at his current mental state

  • slippery winter 99 bb

    Is he doing DC?

  • alex hester
    alex hester 2 days ago

    Heath Ledger and Caesar Romero have the two best laughs so far.

  • Leonard Zornosa
    Leonard Zornosa 2 days ago

    If the world treated him like that, the world deserves joker.

  • Erin Hein
    Erin Hein 3 days ago

    Is it possible that Pogo’s could also reference John Wayne Gacy? Pogo was Gacy’s clown name. Plus, according to an IMDb trivia, the makeup for the Joker was inspired by Gacy.

  • Jacob Sullivan
    Jacob Sullivan 3 days ago

    The dceu joker could be the son of this joker considering the dceu one is about in his late 20s

  • David Miranda
    David Miranda 4 days ago

    Maybe this version is with Thomas Wayne as Batman

  • Robbie Aldred
    Robbie Aldred 4 days ago

    Pogo The Clown was John Wayne Gacy’s alter persona. I think pogo was a reference to Gacy

  • mojc83
    mojc83 4 days ago

    "Pogo's" comedy club is a subtle nod to john wayne gacy (AKA "Pogo the Clown" - The famous serial killer "clown" from the 70s)

  • jamardoogle2 jones
    jamardoogle2 jones 5 days ago

    Will he be in a future Batman movie if this goes well?

  • Znchilly
    Znchilly 6 days ago

    Pogo is a reference to the real life killer clown John Wayne gacey who’s stage name was pogo.

  • Evan Conrod
    Evan Conrod 6 days ago +1

    I kind of assumed pogo’s was a reference to pogo the clown also known as John Wayne Gacy

  • James Roach
    James Roach 7 days ago

    Pogo could be an allusion to John Wayne Gacys alias, the killer clown from Illinois.

  • Zara Coomaraswamy
    Zara Coomaraswamy 7 days ago

    Me: This movie better be good otherwise I will cry

    My mum: omg don’t do that

    Me : I’m not actually cry * whispers * I will cry

  • John Joe
    John Joe 8 days ago

    All the haters just wait til the movie comes has promise.

  • Jace smith
    Jace smith 8 days ago

    It was SICK!
    Very excited.

  • OOF Series Gaming
    OOF Series Gaming 10 days ago

    I don’t think that Debra Kane is Bruce’s cousin she’s too old

  • Douglas Jordan
    Douglas Jordan 11 days ago

    Pogo was the name of the clown John Wayne Gacy would dress up as and perform at children's b-day parties.

  • blackkryptonite83
    blackkryptonite83 11 days ago

    Am I the only one that thinks this could be a prequel to The Dark Knight Christian Bale movies?

  • Joseph Bastidas
    Joseph Bastidas 12 days ago

    Wow I didn't even notice he shed a tear when he forced himself to smile. Really good observation

  • JT Norton
    JT Norton 12 days ago

    I will be there to see this

  • Klaital1
    Klaital1 12 days ago

    The batwomans last name is Cain, not Kane.

  • Robert TheHobert
    Robert TheHobert 13 days ago

    When joker was putting a smile on Brucey boy, it looks like Bruce was holding some McDonald's French fries. Weird.

  • optimuawesome 101
    optimuawesome 101 14 days ago

    can't stop watching this trailer this is gonna be so awesome once it comes out I will freak out I might fade away (just kidding) love it so awesome

  • Jorge Castillo
    Jorge Castillo 14 days ago

    will thIS MOVIE be part of the "DCEU"?

  • Steve Dannely for Yang
    Steve Dannely for Yang 14 days ago +1

    I predict it will be the highest grossing film of all time

  • the SAVAGE
    the SAVAGE 14 days ago

    Pogo comedy club is a reference to pogo the clown a character created and performed by notorious serial killer john Wayne gacy jr.

  • Gotham_edits
    Gotham_edits 14 days ago

    The front cover of his poison plant made me click strate away

  • John Collett
    John Collett 15 days ago

    hopefully that's Aaron cash loved him in the Arkham series

  • Beast Den
    Beast Den 17 days ago

    I think him running from Arkham is him with his psychology file so no one knows what’s going on with him

  • Beast Den
    Beast Den 17 days ago

    I do think the train murder scene is right

  • Artistic_Arsenal 1
    Artistic_Arsenal 1 18 days ago

    God this looks so good. I cannot wait. DC really needed to step up their game after the last few movies

  • Ansley givens
    Ansley givens 18 days ago

    You miss a one

  • ben Draughon
    ben Draughon 19 days ago

    Sooooo... did we figure out who joker is?

  • Max Pizzo
    Max Pizzo 19 days ago

    I don’t think he will be shown killing anyone until the very end similar to the zac efron Ted bud you movie

  • Sam Hachmeister
    Sam Hachmeister 20 days ago

    I think he's struggling in that scene to stretch out clown shoes, he's angry because he can't get them to fit, like the smile he keeps trying to fit into.

  • Noodles Foot foot pep pep

    John Wayne Gacys clown alter ego was named pogo

  • The Dingwall
    The Dingwall 20 days ago +37

    I'm a hundred percent sure that this is going to be a modern classic and will be studied at film schools in the future

  • Neelesh Sane
    Neelesh Sane 20 days ago

    Pogo was the name of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's clown alter ego that he used to entertain children.

    MMGAMER50 20 days ago

    You look like Chris Pratt a little bit

  • Ancano
    Ancano 20 days ago

    please god let there be more gotham references i will cry

  • XxJasylxX
    XxJasylxX 20 days ago

    Omfg Jerome is my favorite character *ever* for his name to be in this movie my god is so exiting

  • GR Studios
    GR Studios 21 day ago

    Do you think if this movie does better than justice league they'll create an alternate dceu

    GAGERZZ 22 days ago

    You mean behave as if you don’t lol

    RADIN SYAH 22 days ago

    My theory is that he doesn’t want to be a clown, in fact he loathes it. He becomes the Joker as an ironic metaphor.

  • Lex Ram
    Lex Ram 23 days ago +4

    This is before the Joker has a lot of tattoos and damage on his forehead

  • mr. christophersmiles
    mr. christophersmiles 24 days ago

    i love it

  • Anonymous 19
    Anonymous 19 24 days ago

    Pretty helpful

  • gardini100
    gardini100 25 days ago

    he is perfect as the Joker

  • Rylee Johnston
    Rylee Johnston 27 days ago

    I love movies or shows who’s villain is the main character not anti-villians

  • Paula Petit
    Paula Petit 27 days ago +1

    Does anyone see how anorexic aurthor looks

  • Jackson Schwab
    Jackson Schwab 27 days ago +13

    8:47 could be the suspenseful part of af a horror movie trailer

  • vinny galanti
    vinny galanti 28 days ago

    Up my alley 🤪

  • Scott Davis
    Scott Davis 28 days ago

    Pogo was JWG’s clown’s name. Pogo the Clown. The more you know.

  • Makingaway Makingaway
    Makingaway Makingaway 28 days ago +1

    Pogo's comedy club is a reference to John Wayne Gacy

  • Lawrence Fishberg
    Lawrence Fishberg 28 days ago

    One thing.....everything is being co-opted by Hollywood.....even loneliness.....oh well....

  • Andre Bou
    Andre Bou 28 days ago

    Pogo was the name given to John Wayne Gacy’s clown alias. That might be why the place is named pogo. (Just an idea)

  • robyn
    robyn 28 days ago

    or what if his mother died? which made him more crazy?

  • Skiler Martin
    Skiler Martin 29 days ago

    He is no Joker!!!!!!!!!

  • Default
    Default Month ago

    I think a joker origin movie is a bad idea. I mean as a character the joker is fabulous but the big mystery thst has always surrounded the comics is that the identitt of the joker is a mystery.

  • Cxsmic itazerz
    Cxsmic itazerz Month ago

    When I first saw the trailer i was going to say juaquine will not fill in the shoes but.... a bunch of people doubted ledgers joker and his was the best one

  • keaton buster
    keaton buster Month ago +4

    i positively can *not wait* for this...
    joaquin is 1 of the most phenomenal actors of all time.

  • Diax1324
    Diax1324 Month ago

    Hmmm... Watch Joker become a class-war icon.

  • _.Kanell._
    _.Kanell._ Month ago +3

    And that's how DC strikes back :)

  • Divine Vision Studios

    You missed the fact that the guys on the subway say the word "Joker" at the 1:18 mark (well, part of it at least).

  • Daniel Wayne
    Daniel Wayne Month ago

    Bob KANE also was the name of the creator of Batman. You kinda missed that one.

  • Ronald Mcdaddynuggets

    Where is Eric where is he

  • Marvel Legend200
    Marvel Legend200 Month ago

    I reckon Phoenix will be the best joker out of all of them. Number one before Ledger's. My prediction is that this upcoming film will end with the Joker possibly killing Thomas and Martha Wayne starting the Batman 2021 spin off film.

  • Tony The wisk
    Tony The wisk Month ago

    I hope this movie isn’t rated R because if it is I’m not aloud to see this movie,and I really want to see it

  • Kristin
    Kristin Month ago

    I couldn't focus after you said you weren't a fan of Gotham.... Lol 😆 🤡 I can't wait to watch this tho for real Joaquin is an amazing actor.

  • Tanya Ramirez
    Tanya Ramirez Month ago

    I feel bad for the joker

  • William Pulfer-melville

    5:50 i think he might be Aaron Cash the head of security at Arkham before he lost his hand to Killer Croc

  • sop aa
    sop aa Month ago

    Sourcefed. .....

  • Benjamin Gable
    Benjamin Gable Month ago +1

    Let’s go ahead and get this out in the open:

  • Jimbo Jones
    Jimbo Jones Month ago

    joaquin phoenix was casting genius.

  • Abdullah Bin-Qasim
    Abdullah Bin-Qasim Month ago

    I can’t wait for this movie

  • TankBromansky
    TankBromansky Month ago

    So by the time Batman is even like 25, the joker is gonna be 70 or somethin? lol

  • slowndes79
    slowndes79 Month ago

    way to virtue signal buddy

  • Justin is in Broussard

    Hot garbage.

  • GrimReefer
    GrimReefer Month ago

    No Jack Napier killed bride wayne’s parents it should of been that

  • Nobody
    Nobody Month ago

    Joker the leader of antifa

  • servo90
    servo90 Month ago

    I thought the Charlie Chaplin reference was because his film "Modern Times" is where the song "Smile" comes from.

  • Ian Mac
    Ian Mac Month ago

    The glass break is joker hearing about his gf/wife/mother's death

  • Krs Villegas
    Krs Villegas Month ago +1

    Who else is going to get a blow job at the top of the theater while all are watching the movie!!!

  • Tana Rileywalters
    Tana Rileywalters Month ago

    Pogo= John Wayne Gacy

  • Jonathan Ziegler
    Jonathan Ziegler Month ago

    This video is like my college essays, just trying to make the word count

  • Jesse Buckle
    Jesse Buckle Month ago

    Pogo was John Wayne Gacys clown name

  • Basic Guy
    Basic Guy Month ago

    i wonder if jokers dad is in it and if his glasgow smile will be carved

  • Nysi Tay
    Nysi Tay Month ago

    Caveat ignore your spirituality, identity, mental health, circumstances will break will break as part of humanity it....deep

  • Nysi Tay
    Nysi Tay Month ago

    The bronx in 80s had trash piles like that

  • Andy Burns
    Andy Burns Month ago

    You can see a Charlie Chaplin banner on Wayne Hall at 8:00 -
    Charlie Chaplin wrote the song 'Smile' that plays for the trailer.

  • Jenna W
    Jenna W Month ago

    I feel bad for him.. the way this country is going in 20 years it wouldn't surprise me if this is what it's like.🙄

  • TheLoading 123
    TheLoading 123 Month ago +1

    In the comics batman can ask this entity any question and can get an answer. He ask whats the identity of the joker. It is then revealed that there are 3 different jokers. People are saying this is a different joker to jared letos joker from a suicide squad which is true. So maybe this one of many jokers?

  • Lebogang Mokoena
    Lebogang Mokoena Month ago +5

    This will be epic. Heath Ledger thank you, after your performance I think this will be the best yet.

  • villigiance
    villigiance Month ago

    Wow he looks like chrisnpratt people probably say that though

    SSTEAS Month ago

    It's not a Joker movie if he isn't fully aware of everything he's doing. Smartest villain of all time.

  • KingHum77
    KingHum77 Month ago +1

    A nice ending would be that Joker fights with batman and falls of a building but batman saves him like always and then Joker says the "Killing Joke" and they both laugh.

  • Walter Richardson, Jr.

    From what has been shown so far, I can definitely relate to Joaquin's Joker 🤡 more than any other versions.
    Not saying that's a good thing but I definitely feel his pain in this trailer.

  • Nuddels 1
    Nuddels 1 Month ago

    Wait remember in the scene were he is getting kicked out in the Wayne hall maby he will be the one to kill Bruce Wayne's parents