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The Joker comes to life in Joaquin Phoenix full makeup screen test

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Sep 21, 2018

The Joker’s got a new look and it’s eons beyond Jared Leto’s hyper-modern Suicide Squad appearance. Director Todd Phillips gave fans another glimpse at star Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur, hero/villain of the origin story Joker - this time in full makeup.

The Hangover helmer posted a video on Instagram of Phoenix fading in and out of sanity, in costume as regular-guy Arthur and the made-up Clown Prince, crossfading into a dreamy, villainous wonderland before settling on a killer look that rivals that of The Dark Knight.

Just watch and let your doubt slip away:

Hey there Bats, this is a crazy good-looking screen test. Realistic, rumpled, and totally bonkers without being over-the-top, this is exactly the kind of look that could make this film feel as grounded and demented as it angles to be.

More details are forthcoming as we don’t know much about the plot or the characters within, which are all being played by an incredible cast. Joker is set for release Oct. 4, 2019.

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