If until recently the words “Oscar” and “superheroika” could not be met in one sentence, then after the “Black Panther” was nominated for “Best Film”, the situation seems to have changed. Now, the ambitious creators of blockbusters can count on “serious” Oscar nominations, and the next in line is the “Joker”, which will be released just at the beginning of the film awards season.

Studio Warner Bros. decided not to show video on the “Joker” with Joaquin Phoenix at the July 2019 Comic-Con in San Diego, where superhero blockbusters are traditionally presented. Instead, Warner Bros. will bring the “Joker” to the Venice Film Festival, which starts in September – and traditionally opens the autumn festival season, during which films usually are made by claimants for the future “Oscar”.