Warner Bros’ latest foray into the DC Universe, Joker, drew an eight-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.
Following the trailer releases, the response at the Venice Film Festival was rightfully anticipated, and according to reports, director Todd Phillips and the stars of the movie, Joaquin Phoenix and Zazie Beetz elicited huge rounds of applause and hoots as they appeared for a press conference.
Phoenix’s version Majorly due to the response at the festival, there is awards buzz around the movie already, with critics eyeing the Oscar for Phoenix and a flurry of nominations during the awards season. The art director at the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, stated that Joker is headed “straight to the Oscars.”
The movie will be releasing for audiences on October 4th.
Watch the movie’s trailer here:
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