New images of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker

We got our first look on friday of actor Joaquin Phoenix test screen footage as the maniacal Joker. Set to the tune of The Guess Who’s ”Laughing” director Todd Phillips social media post had the internet buzzing over the weekend. Phoenix’s Joker is already drawing comparisons to Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the character from The Dark Knight.

Check out some new images of Phoenix as the Joker as well as some images of Zazie Beets character below:

The Joker arrives in theaters October 4th, 2019.