VIDEO: When is the new JOKER film released and who's in the cast with Joaquin Phoenix?

5 October 2019, 16:30 | Updated: 5 October 2019, 16:31

A final trailer for the origin movie featuring Joaquin Phoenix as the Batman villain has been released. Watch it now and find out its release date here.

The JOKER is almost set to be released in UK cinemas, and there's plenty of buzz about it already.

The Todd Phillips film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro, will explore the origin story of the iconic Batman villain, seeing his beginnings as a troubled and downtrodden carer to his ailing mother and how he becomes the titular character.

Find out everything we know about the film so far below...

When is JOKER released?

Joker is set for release on 4 October 2019.

Jaoquin Phoenix in the latest poster for Joker
Jaoquin Phoenix in the latest poster for Joker. Picture: Warner Bros.

What is JOKER rated?

The film is rated 15 in the UK and R in the US.

Who stars in JOKER?

JOKER stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character and his alter ego Arthur Fleck and Robert DeNiro as Murray Franklin.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Frances Conroy (TV’s American Horror Story, Hulu’s Castle Rock), Marc Maron (TV’s Maron, GLOW ), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow, Molly’s Game), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s Billions, Barry), Shea Whigham (First Man, Kong: Skull Island), Brett Cullen (42, Netflix’s Narcos), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow, TV’s Penny Dreadful) and Josh Pais (upcoming Motherless Brooklyn, Going in Style).

The poster for Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix
The poster for Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix. Picture: Press/ Warner Bros. Pictures

What is the plot of JOKER?

A press release reads: "Joker centres around the iconic arch nemesis of the caped crusader and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. 

"Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. "

Watch the first teaser trailer for the film below:

What are the reactions to JOKER so far?

So far the reactions to the film have been positive.

Compiling views from the critics, JOKER has received a certified fresh 72% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Empire have given the film a whopping five stars, calling the film "bold, devastating and utterly beautiful".

The Telegraph has called Joaquin Phoenix "dangerously good".

However, The Guardian has called it the most "disappointing film of the year" and only gave it two out of five stars.

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