No matter what film universe he's in, the Joker is someone who simply loves to pose in the back of police cars.
New photos from the set of director Todd Phillips' upcoming Joker origin movie features Joaquin Phoenix in full costume and makeup as the Clown Prince of Crime as he is hauled away in the backseat of a Gotham Police squad car, with a massive smile on his face.
Several other photos accompany the ones of the Joker's apparent, glee-filled arrest, including one shot of him looking much more somber in the backseat as the cops take him away. Another photo also shows one of the Joker's clown mask-wearing henchmen as he stands ominously next to a phone booth, baseball bat in hand.
Finally, a candid shot shows what appears to be Phoenix's stunt double in a simplified version of the Joker's makeup and suit, chatting with an actor playing a riot control officer in between takes.
Seeing as how a huge part of the Joker's reputation is that everytime he gets locked up, he manages to get out in about the time it takes to have a cup of coffee, it probably won't be the officers bringing him in who have the last laugh when all is said and done.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, and Bill Camp. The Warner Bros. film is targeted for release on Oct. 4, 2019.