Todd Phillips Shares New Image From 'Joker' And Confirms R Rating

Joker New Image Joaquin Phoenix R Rating

Later this year, director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix are bringing a new vision of the iconic Joker to the big screen with a new origin story of Batman's arch nemesis that's aiming to be more of a dramatic crime thriller than a superhero blockbuster.

In the movie, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.

Over the weekend, Phillips shared the above image while confirming that Joker will indeed be a much darker entry into the DC Universe, with an "R" rating attached to the film.

"It will be rated R," Phillips told a fan. "I’ve been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry."

Joker arrives in theaters on October 4th.