Joker suggesting that DC Films has a critic-pleasing film on their hands it’s not surprising to hear that the Joaquin Phoenix-led film is getting a standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival.
The debut of “Joker” at the Venice Film Festival drew an eight-minute overwhelming applause Saturday night for on-screen character Joaquin Phoenix, executive Todd Phillips and the grasping however nerve racking root story they’ve mapped out for Batman’s curve reprobate.
Phoenix and Phillips were participated in the Sala Grande by Zazie Beetz, who additionally stars in the film as Phoenix’s character’s neighbor. Robert De Niro, who plays an anchor person, did not make the trek to the Lido.
Buzz in Venice had been developing relentlessly around the Warner Bros. motion picture, from the hour of its divulging a month ago as a major aspect of the lineup to the peak of the two press screenings and celebrity central debut Saturday. Both press screenings were stuffed, with the subsequent one additionally drawing uproarious praise toward the end and cheers when Phoenix’s name showed up in the end credits.
The film is a piece of the DC Comics universe however remains solitary as an inception story and does exclude any appearances by Batman or other caped crusaders. It opens in the U.S. on 4 Oct 2019.
Instantly identifiable for his green shock of hair, white face paint and unnaturally stretched grin, the Joker has been played by a host of Hollywood stars including Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role in 2009.
But Phoenix said he did not “refer to past iterations” of the character, who first appeared as a mischievous Batman foe in comics in the 1940s.
“The attraction to make this film was that we were going to approach it in our own way,” he told a news conference on Saturday ahead of the hotly-anticipated film, which also stars Taxi Driver actor Robert De Niro, and is in competition for the Venice top prize.