Growing in frequency, the lights turn into a faint projected image of Arthur in Joker makeup before completely replacing him with our first full look at director Todd Phillip's version of the iconic Batman villain.
Someone else theorised: "Based on the flashes shown throughout this it looks like make-up he might wear as a part of his comedy act that fails, so I doubt this is the actual Joker make-up". Now more test footage has made it's way online with Phoenix interacting with a clown on the street with no audio of the dialogue.
Phillips dropped the video on Instagram with the caption, "Camera test (w/ sound)". Check out Phoenix's full-makeup transformation into the Joker below. It features Arthur Fleck in his normal civilian outfit as he looks behind to see a brick wall featuring massive graffiti art of his face splattered in clown makeup.More news: Timberwolves owner open to trading Butler
The movie is now being filmed in NYC in Harlem, which is doubling for Gotham City set in the 1980s and Amusement Mile. Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Below, you can see a screenshot taken from about 2/3 of the way through the short video released online earlier today by Joker filmmaker Todd Phillips.