Ok let’s be honest, we aren’t 100% sure what is going on with the DCEU. With Aquaman and Shazam being success stories and appearing to be part of a shared universe but with other projects like Joker and The Batman reboot possibly being more Elseworlds tales. But that isn’t going to stop the DCEU with a final Joker Trailer dropping overnight.
For anyone keeping score, the Joker has the most inconsistent origin story for any Batman-related rogue. From failed comedian having a bad day in The Killing Joke to ex-Mob Enforcer to whatever is happening with the current 3 Joker storyline the characters true origins have always been slightly a mystery and often explained as part of the character’s madness. (Though if you want to brush up on your Joker lore we recommend The Killing Joke and The Mad Who Laughs).
The new and final Joker trailer seems to be positioned as borrowing from current lore and giving it an Elseworlds spin to make it separate from the main canon of both Comics and film. Building on what we have seen of previous trailers the new trailer seems to be less about a descent into madness and suggesting that the Joker may have been more than a little broken to begin with.
You can check out the full trailer below and tell us what you think. Are you looking forward to the new Joker movie? Do you prefer this more standalone approach to the DCEU or wish for more of a shared universe approach? When will Condiment King and Kite-Man get their own stand-alone films? Tell us in the comments down below.
Joker put on a happy face in Australian Cinemas on October 3rd