The first trailer for the Todd Phillips-directed Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, has arrived. There's a lot to unpack here, but what really caught my eye was a younger-looking Robert DeNiro, who is appearing in the Martin Scorsese-produced film, set in the early '80s as an eerily familiar looking late night talk show host. Sadly, this isn't Rupert Pupkin, but the imagery does ring true in this movie about a sad clown, and there are all kinds of Batman Easter eggs, though the movie itself looks like a combination of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's version of the Joker's origin from Batman: The Killing Joke, with just enough differences that this could be an "Elseworlds" kind of story. You can watch for yourself here: https://youtu.be/t433PEQGErc
Also, Happy Birthday to Robert Downey, Jr.! He actually has a birthday present for us - a fun crossword puzzle, which you can see here: https://twitter.com/RobertDowneyJr/status/1113828746891370496
Also, the Angel 20th anniversary reunion rumors persist - the latest cast member to hint at exciting things to come? None other than J. August Richards, aka Charles Gunn!
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