On Saturday, Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix, among the other cast and crew members, appeared on the red carpet for the U.S. premiere of Joker in Los Angeles. Rober De Niro, though, was absent during the Hollywood film premiere.

The villainous origin story, written by Phillips and starring Phoenix as a title role, has premiered across the globe including at the Venice International Film Festival, and the crew has finally landed in the United States.

However, unlike other first showings, Hollywood premiere was press-less. Warner Bros. announced on Friday that only photographers would be allowed on the red carpet. It was also a way of preventing the cast from having to get in to the film’s many hot talking points. “A lot has been said about Joker,“ a studio spokesperson said, “and we just feel it’s time for people to see the film.”

Joker hits the theaters in the United States on October 4.