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Watch The Saturday Night Live Joker Parody, Grouch Starring David Harbour

Saturday Night Live brilliantly adapted the central theme of the Todd Phillips new film Joker with Grouch. 

Guest host David Harbour portrays a grumpy trash man who becomes more and more disenfranchised with the decaying society around him. After sinking into his own reality where he gets his revenge, he takes refuge inside the wretched trash cans that he emptied for a living.

Sesame Street will never be the same.

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Jason Edmiston Happy Face Timed Edition Print

Jason Edmiston will be offering a Timed Edition print release of “Happy Face”, his new 9″ x 5″ Eyes Without a Face giclee paying homage to Joaquin Phoenix in the film Joker. The edition size will be determined by the number of prints sold during the period of New York Comic Con, from Thursday, October 3rd, at 12 AM EST, to Sunday, October 6th at 11:59 PM EST. 

Prints go live on Thursday at midnight EST, HERE.

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Watch The Final Joker Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the final trailer for Joker.

Director Todd Phillips’ original, standalone origin story Joker explores the world of—and according to—Arthur Fleck. Indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, Arthur is a man facing the cruelty and outright scorn of society, along with the indifference of a system that allows him to spiral from vulnerability into depravity. A clown-for-hire by day, he strives to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds that the joke always seems to be on him. He’s out of tune with everyone around him, as evidenced by his uncontrollable, inappropriate laughter, which gains momentum as he attempts to contain it, exposing him to further ridicule—and even violence.

Arthur, who devotes himself to caring for his fragile mother, seeks out every father figure he’s never had, from wealthy businessman Thomas Wayne to TV host Murray Franklin. Caught in a cyclical existence teetering on the precipice of reality and madness, one bad decision brings about a chain reaction of escalating, ultimately deadly, events.

Joaquin Phoenix stars as the titular villain with Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow, Molly’s Game), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Barry), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), and Shea Whigham (First Man).

Joker opens in theaters everywhere on October 4.

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Acclaimed Director, John Carpenter Is Writing A Joker Comic For DC

Today DC announced that acclaimed director, screenwriter and producer John Carpenter and Anthony Burch, writer of the hit video games Borderlands 2 and League of Legends, will make their DC Universe debut in a one-shot comic as part of the publisher’s “Year of the Villain” event in The Joker: Year of The Villain #1, on sale October 9.

Now a human-alien hybrid, Lex Luthor has made his appeal to the world, asking its citizens to embrace doom and give in once and for all to evil, humanity’s true nature. In exchange, he will grant them the tools to ascend to their ultimate selves. While some DC villains (and heroes) are willing to hear what “Apex Lex” has to offer, the Clown Prince of Crime isn’t going to wait around until Lex gets to him. This puts The Joker on a mission to get his swagger back in a world gone bad by out-badding everyone else, proving that the greatest evil is always the one that leaves them laughing.

“The Joker is the greatest villain in comics,” said Carpenter.  “I’m proud to be reunited with Anthony on this project.”

While this one-shot is the first time that Carpenter and Burch will be writing a DC story, they’re no strangers to collaborating on comic books that tell big, over-the-top and bombastic tales, having previously co-written BOOM! Studios’ Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack miniseries.

”I’m excited beyond words to be writing for Gotham’s greatest villain,” said co-writer Burch. “I hope the Joker’s exploits make you laugh, shudder, and grow nauseous all at once.”

The Joker: Year of The Villain is a 40-page one-shot priced at $4.99 and debuts in comic book stores and online retailers on Wednesday, October 9.

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Watch The First Joker Teaser Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first Joker teaser trailer!

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow, Molly’s Game), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Castle Rock), Brett Cullen (42, Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions, Barry), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow, Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (Maron, GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn, Going in Style), and Shea Whigham (First Man, Kong: Skull Island).

Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.

Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (The Fighter), based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner, and Bruce Berman.

Behind the scenes, Phillips is joined by director of photography Lawrence Sher (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Hangover trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (Selma, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), editor Jeff Groth (War Dogs, The Hangover Part III), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread, The Artist).

Joker is set for release on October 4 .

 

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Gotham’s Joker Is Finally Revealed

The end is rapidly approaching for the fan-favorite Fox Batman prequel series Gotham and to celebrate April Fool’s Day, the network has released a teaser for the upcoming final two episodes of the fifth and final season teasing the return of Cameron Monaghan as a horrifying new version of the classic villain The Joker.

The series stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman. Gotham also features Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy, Alexander Siddig as Ra’s Ah Ghul, and Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone.

The fifth and final season airs Thursday nights on FOX. The final episodes will return on April 18.

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The Joker By Rick Baker From DC Collectibles 

Academy Award-winning special effects makeup artist Rick Baker presents his take on Batman’s most twisted foe, the Joker. In this timelapse video, Baker perfectly sculpts the Clown Prince of Crime’s psychotic demeanor. The clay was then used to mold Baker’s new Gallery Edition Joker bust.

The DC Gallery: The Joker Bust by Rick Baker comes in two different limited editions, Standard and Ultimate which is pulled straight from Baker’s original molds and featuring his original deco. Both editions are available through comic shops, specialty stores and online retailers on October 31.

DC Gallery: The Joker 1:1 Bust By Rick Baker
Standard Edition
Features an alternate deco with an orange shirt and purple vest.
Limited Edition of 150 numbered pieces.
Measures Approximately 21.25″ Tall
$1,000  
On sale October 2018

DC Gallery: The Joker 1:1 Bust By Rick Baker
Ultimate Edition
Features original deco as painted by Rick Baker
Limited Edition of 50 numbered pieces.
Measures Approximately 21.25″ Tall
$1,500  
On sale October 2018

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Makeup Revealed In Camera Test Video

Director and writer Todd Phillips posted a new camera test video with sound which reveals Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker makeup.

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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Joker, starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow, Molly’s Game), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Castle Rock), Brett Cullen (42, Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions, Barry), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow, Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (Maron, GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn, Going in Style), and Shea Whigham (First Man, Kong: Skull Island).

Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (The Fighter), based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

Behind the scenes, Phillips is joined by director of photography Lawrence Sher (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Hangover trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (Selma, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), editor Jeff Groth (War Dogs, The Hangover Part III), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread, The Artist).

Joker is set for release October 4, 2019, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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DC Collectibles Reveal Gerard Way’s Batman & Joker Statues

Ahead of this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, DC Collectibles has unveiled a sneak peek of its 2018 lineup, which includes two new entries in its Batman: Black and White line, based on artwork by the curator of Young Animal, Gerard Way.

The statues of Batman and Joker are based on illustrations revealed by Way on Twitter in 2013. The designs are titled “Kingdom of the Mad,” a Batman story that was approved by DC Entertainment for release through Vertigo but unfortunately never saw the light of day.

Beyond the Dark Knight and The Joker, Way also released designs for Robin, Two-Face, The Penguin, The Riddler and Mr. Freeze, hinting at a massive and story. Now, however, at least part of Way’s vision will live on in the form of these statues.

Perhaps, if the demand for the statues proves strong, DC could finally be persuaded to make the miniseries a reality.

Priced at $80 each, the two statues will be released in October 2018.

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Bottleneck Gallery Announces Joker Letterpress Set By Jock

What’s black and white and read all over? Why it’s Bottleneck Gallery’s newest release, Jock’s Joker letterpress set!

Jock’s latest letterpress set features five frighteningly cool letterpress prints of Batman’s ultimate baddie, the Clown Prince of Crime himself, Joker! Jock’s compiled a variety of different Jokers from throughout the years in this set, and they’re all excitingly chatty.

Jock’s Joker hand numbered Letterpress Set is being released as a 24-hour timed edition, beginning NOW! As a special bonus, 20 random sets will be fully hand-embellished by Jock!

The set of five 8 x 8 inch letterpress prints will arrive in a decorative portfolio slip and can be ordered HERE for $85.

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