Joker Final Trailer

Joaquin Phoenix’s JOKER Gets the Last Laugh in Final Trailer Before Venice, Toronto Premieres

Is Phoenix headed for the Oscar stage?

The final trailer for director Todd Phillips’ Joker – starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role – has arrived online just in time for its premieres at the Venice Film Festival this week and Toronto International Film Festival next week.

Warner Bros. seems to be trying to generate a lot of Oscar buzz around Phoenix’s performance as the iconic comic book villain. The trailers certainly seem to indicate that the actor is giving it his all, but we’ll only know if he’s a true Academy Awards contender once the film debuts in Venice and the reviews start rolling in. The fall film festival circuit is typically a launch pad for Oscar hopefuls, so we’ll know soon enough!

Watch the final JOKER trailer below:

Joker – which also stars Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, and Shea Whigham – arrives in theatres on October 4 and will bow at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival in early September.