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People On Twitter Can’t Stop Joking About The ‘Joker’ Trailer

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The first trailer for Joker — Todd Phillips’ Joker origin movie starring cape enthusiast and three-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix — debuted Wednesday morning. Since then, people on Twitter have been having fun making jokes, speculating about Easter eggs, and contrasting the trailer with other films. Robert De Niro has already confirmed there’s a connection between Joker and Martin Scorsese’s King of Comedy, beyond the fact that Scorsese is a producer on Joker. People quickly made comparisons to other movies and TV shows as well:

And just as people were drawing comparisons between Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Heath Ledger’s (two guys who were friends in real life, so maybe don’t pit them against each other in a manufactured catfight?), the references to other on-screen Joker performances continued throughout the day:

And some folks were just glad to see a gritty ’70s or ’80s era New York City and Joaquin Phoenix going full Joaquin Phoenix:

People also pointed out it’s probably for the best this movie is set before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, because this Arthur Fleck fellow would definitely be a weird internet dude:

And some continued the argument about his weird internet dude vibes by pointing out stereotypes about stand up comedians:

And people re-contextualized this Joker’s origin story to make it a little too real:

And finally, there were the people who decided to just blow our fragile minds or focus on the bigger picture:

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