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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Looks More Clown than Monster

Well hey, anything was going to be better than Jared Leto’s look, right? Leaked set photos from the upcoming Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix have revealed the character’s makeup look, and we have what amounts to a hybrid of Jack Nicholson’s cartoonish paint job and Heath Ledger’s scrawled-on visage. Take a look:

It’s more “old carnival clown” than anything, but hey, at least he doesn’t have forehead tattoos.

(Also worth noting: In that second pic, everyone else in the background is waving a clown mask, too. Minor V for Vendetta vibes.)

Warner Bros. released a small teaser of Joaquin’s transformation on Twitter as well:

What are your thoughts on the new look for the iconic DC villain?

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