New Joker trailer may have revealed a special Easter Egg
First off, if you haven’t seen the new trailer for Joker that dropped, make sure you do (it’s fantastic). Secondly, it’s brimming with plenty of nods to the Batman universe.
Intended to be the first flick in a series of DC-based films that aren’t a part of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix as the clown prince of crime, or to be exact, before he became Batman’s arch nemesis.
The trailer gives us a taste of what to expect, showcasing Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian that just wants to make the world happy. From the amount of abuse he gets in the trailer, including a sign smacked in his face, the world doesn’t want to make him happy.
It boasts iconic landmarks from Gotham City, including Arkham State Hospital, Fleck’s comedy club and even the gates of what appears to be Wayne Mansion – with Joker creepily putting a smile on a young Bruce Wayne.
But what’s this? Is that a green question mark we see in the elevator of the hospital? There’s only one Batman villain who would do that, and he tells far too many riddles.
It appears to be a reference to Edward E. Nigma (what a name, eh?), otherwise known as The Riddler. While it could just be a quick nod, it could also mean audiences won’t only get to see the Joker.
Seeing how it’s the start of a series of DC-inspired movies, we’d love to see Batman’s rogues’ gallery get their own flick.
Although, Joker is labelled as an American psychological thriller, so don’t expect all that superhero action.
We also get to see a brief clip of Robert De Niro as a talk show host, and Joker seemingly appearing as a guest. That could be a nod to a gruesome scene in Batman: The Dark knight Returns, when Joker goes on the show and takes the whole set hostage. Will that happen again? Only one way to find out.
As for the trailer, watch it below:
Did you hear that laugh? Creepy (and we love it).
Joker is coming out on October 3 this year, and we’re sure it will put a smile on our face.