• A new Joker teaser poster is released, and a first teaser trailer is promised for tomorrow. 1 / 9

    First image of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker
  • Joaquin Phoenix tackles the role of The Joker in Todd Phillips' take on the iconic villain. 2 / 9

    Comic book art of DC's The Joker
  • The new movie is a dark and gritty origin story that has been likened to 80s cop shows. 3 / 9

    Makeup test for Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker
  • Phoenix follows in the footsteps of several award-winning actors who've played the Joker. 4 / 9

    Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker
  • Jack Nicholson famously depicted The Joker in 1989's Batman. 5 / 9

    Jack Nicholson as The Joker
  • Heath Ledger gave what many think is the greatest Joker performance in The Dark Knight. 6 / 9

    Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight
  • Much more controversial was Jared Leto's portrayal in Suicide Squad. 7 / 9

    Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad
  • And don't forget about Mark Hamill, who has voiced the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. 8 / 9

    The Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke
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