– by Nick Doll

Wow. I did NOT expect we’d see our first shot of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker this early in the filming process. I thought they’d save that sweet, sweet first look as a giant reveal for later.

Either way, the latest Instagram post from Joker director Todd Philips does just that, showing us poor Arthur Fleck as he morphs into… a really scary Joker to a very sad song.

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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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Yes, it looks less like the Joker we know and love, and more like a classic, sad clown. Almost more of a  John Wayne Gacy scary clown. This is fitting for the film, which has been everything except traditional in comparison to nearly any other DC project from any decade.

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It will be interesting to see if Joker goes through several looks throughout the film, perhaps settling on a more traditional Joker look by the end of the film.

Either way, sit back, and enjoy watching this video again and again, because it actually repeats. Like Jammer, I am finally getting excited about this Joker film, something I’d never thought I’d say.

What do you think of Joker’s look? Too nontraditional or a nice change of pace after Heath Ledger and Jared Leto? Do you think it will evolve as the film continues? Let us know in the comments below!

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