The fans will have to wait until next year for the “Joker” DVD and Blu-Ray. A release date announcement online has revealed that the Digital HD will be released this month, just before the Christmas holidays, but the other formats will be launched after the new year holiday.

The announcement of the release dates was made on the official Twitter page of the movie, along with a clip of Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character. The Digital HD will be released on Dec. 17, according to the announcement. The DVD and the Blu-Ray will be released on Jan. 7.

The movie has become both a critical and commercial success, generating over $1 billion at the global box office, CBR reported. The movie becoming a hit is significant because it has an R-rating and has a grounded approach to the super villain.

The DVD and Blu-Ray are expected to come with some bonus content, but the announcement did not mention anything about that. There are many deleted scenes that didn’t make the final cut of “Joker,” but director Todd Phillips previously told Collider that these scenes will not be released on DVD.

Phillips confirmed that they have many deleted scenes of the movie, but he added that doesn’t have the habit of adding such scenes to the DVD. He pointed out that some of these scenes that are removed were done so for a reason.

“I have a thing against extended cuts and I kind of hate deleted scenes,” Phillips said. He explained that the movie that was released is exactly the way he wants it, and according to him, releasing the deleted scene on DVD would confuse the audience.

There is one particular scene that Phoenix said that he was sad to see cut from “Joker.” The scene happens on a stairwell, and the director agreed that cutting it was a “heartbreaker.” He teased that he will consider adding that in the bonus content for the DVD and Blu-Ray.

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Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and BRON Creative’s "Joker." Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros.