Martin Scorsese Will Produce A 'Hard-Boiled' Version Of The Joker's Origin Story


Furthermore, Phillips will also co-write the movie with 8 Mile screenwriter Scott Silver, and he'll be producing the movie with none other than cinema legend Martin Scorsese.

DC and Warner Bros. may have grander ambitions for Batman's nemesis, and they've brought together an unlikely pair to develop a Joker origin film: The Hangover director Todd Phillips and cinematic legend, Martin Scorsese! Deadline says that this Joker origin movie will be part of a new brand of DC movies for Warner Bros. The DC TV Universe is separated from the DCEU movies, and while some TV shows like Arrow and The Flash are connected, other shows like Gotham and the upcoming Black Lightning stand on their own. This new film, however, will feature a different actor, possibly younger.

Coming to us from Deadline, their report has several details worth noting, the first being the personnel involved.

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Deadline was the first to report this extremely freaky turn of events, which will apparently be the first in a series of out-of-continuity DC related films. Leto first appeared as the Clown Prince of Crime in Suicide Squad, though his take on the character was not rated as highly as prior performances from Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.

Won't this be confusing to general audiences?

According to the report, the untitled Joker spinoff will be a "gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film set in the early '80s Gotham City".

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Honestly, I'm just flabbergasted with this news.

While it's unknown when this Joker origin movie would be released, Phillips and Silver are already writing the script.

Are you interested in this project at all?

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