The makers of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker teased fans with six short clips before another trailer releases on August 28.
The first clip features Robert de Niro, making his way onto the stage, from behind a colourful curtain. In the film, De Niro plays Murray Franklin, a popular talk show host. The next five clips showing Phoenix, with the sinister background score, ensure they send a chill down your spine and pique curiosity.
In one of them, we see Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), dressed in his classic Joker costume, dancing near a staircase, while he is being watched by two people at night. In another, we see Arthur step into a fridge and close the door.
Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, tells the origin story of Batman's most famous foe, beginning from his initial days as a failed stand-up comedian disregarded by everyone to his gradual descend into total insanity. Phillips had earlier told media that comic book fans may not be pleased with the way his Joker has shaped up as the new film is the director's own version of the DC supervillain's story. Phillips, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver, said the plot is more about how Joker becomes the man he came to be known as.
The movie, with has been rated R, arrives in theatres on October 4.