‘Joker’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Tangles With Robert De Niro

‘Joker’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Tangles With Robert De Niro

“You think this is funny?” Thomas Wayne asks Joaquin Phoenix’s title character in the dead-serious new trailer for “Joker.” Then Batman’s dad punches the supervillain in the face. “This is a joke to you?”

The line echoes Joe Pesci’s famous scene from “Goodfellas,” and that’s not the only way director Todd Phillips (best known for “The Hangover” trilogy) seems to be paying homage to Martin Scorsese with this intense character study.

The trailer also includes glimpses of Marc Maron (as the producer of De Niro’s show) and Zazie Beetz (as Arthur’s love interest). “Joker” hits theaters Oct. 4.

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