The Internet Can’t Make Up Its Mind About Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Costume

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With the Todd Phillips-helmed Joker movie still over a year away, many aren’t sure what to make of this upcoming standalone outing, and while plenty of fans responded well to their first look at Joaquin Phoenix as the famed DC villain, others have their doubts.

This division in public opinion is evidenced in the range of responses to the latest images of Arthur Fleck sporting the classic Joker costume. On the one hand, a lot of fans are very much on board with next year’s release in general, and Phoenix’s take on the title character in particular:

All the same, not everyone is so thrilled by this latest set of pics, and the detractors have made their opinions known:

Others, while liking this latest look, still wish that the film had taken a different route, or remain skeptical about the project as a whole:

Admittedly, it’s not hard to see why someone would remain a little doubtful that the director of The Hangover Part III can pull off a dark and gritty character study that does justice to one of the most beloved villains in comic book history. Still, Phoenix’s take on the character has already fared better with many fans than Jared Leto’s Joker has, and while the latter version is still the go-to Clown Prince of Crime for the DCEU, some wouldn’t be too upset to see Phoenix take his place:

Regardless of where you currently stand on this project, you still have many months for your opinion to be swayed either way, and if these last few days have been anything to go by, this is one comic book movie that the studio isn’t too shy about sharing material from. As such, expect plenty more images pore over before the Joker movie finally hits theaters on October 4th, 2019.

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