Send in the Clown (Prince of Crime).

It’s almost time to meet Joaquin Phoenix’s new take on the classic Batman villain JokerThe Dark Knight is nowhere to be seen in this final trailer for the film, directed by Todd Phillips, but there is plenty of the Joker himself, as he tries to become a stand-up comic, and then turns into the Joker and appears to lead a revolt in Gotham City.

Watch the trailer here:

Here’s the official synopsis:

Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Joker opens in theaters on October 4.

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