Todd Phillips reveals new Joker image to celebrate film festival announcements

Getting your movie into one film festival is no easy trick. Getting it into two of the most prestigious film festivals? Yeah, you need to celebrate.

Following the news that Joker will be included in the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, director Todd Phillips celebrated by sharing a new image from his upcoming film. “Honored and thrilled,” said Phillips, “to be having our World Premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival and our North American premiere two weeks later at the Toronto Film Festival. Excited for everyone to finally get a look.

I don’t do well with stairs on a good day, so this new Joker image just gives me anxiety.

It’s amazing to think we’re in a world now where not only does the Joker get his own movie, but it’s being considered a contender at leading film festivals. We simply can’t wait to see this movie.

Joker will hit general release in theaters on Oct. 4.