The first Joker trailer is here! Yesterday, when Warner Bros. showed us the first poster for the upcoming film, we were also told that a teaser trailer would drop today. Today has arrived and so has the trailer.

When I first heard that Joker was getting an origin story, my initial thought was “Why?” Nobody is asking for this. In fact, the fact that Joker’s origin is such a mystery is part of what I like so much about the character. He’s a total wild card. Knowing his background removes some of that wild card element. At least it does in my mind. After seeing the trailer though, I’m coming around on the idea though that this might not be such a bad thing.

The trailer makes the film look surprisingly good. I know that it’s only a few minutes of the movie, and I know that trailers can be manipulated any number of ways, but I’m impressed. The more that I learn about Joker, the more that I want to see it.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.

Check out the Joker trailer and let us know your thoughts.

Joker hits theaters October 4, 2019.