WATCH: The creepy first trailer for the new Joker movie is finally here

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The first trailer for upcoming film Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix has arrived.

The film will depict the origin story of the iconic Batman villain.

The trailer gives us a glimpse at Phoenix’s version of the character - a bullied clown that slowly descends into madness and a life of crime - culminating in a full costume reveal.

Joker is set for release in October this year, and is directed by Todd Phillips - the man responsible for comedy classics like Old School and the Hangover trilogy.

Phoenix joins a long line of actors to have portrayed the Joker, with the late Heath Ledger and Jared Leto two of the more recent and notable actors to fill the role.