JOKER Origin Film Coming From Martin Scorsese & Todd Phillips

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August 24, 2017

According to Deadline, Philips will co-write and direct the film with Scorsese acting as executive producer.

This new movie focused on "The Joker" would be a completely separate narrative on the character that wouldn't tie into the larger DC film universe now being built. The most famous of Batman's villains, the Joker became a highly marketable character in the 2000s after Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning portrayal in 2008's The Dark Knight.

Because it is supposedly an origin story, fans immediately vouched for Cameron Monaghan who portrayed Jerome Valeska - a very Joker-like character-in FOX's Gotham. Remaining consistent is a plunge into a Value-Added Tax of chemicals being responsible for his green hair and unearthly pallor.

Jared Leto's most recent iteration of the clown prince of crime, in the aforementioned super villain team up, proved to be much more controversial than Warner's hoped a year ago.


Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker.

Jared Leto most recently played the Clown Prince of Crime in "Suicide Squad" and is likely to reprise that role in "Suicide Squad 2," but will not be featured in this film, as Phillips will look to cast someone else. This movie will be a different version of the Joker and a younger actor is expected to assume the role. It is also unlikely that we will see Batman in this movie as it will most probably focus on Joker's rise to infamy. Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese will produce.

Hollywood writers Todd Phillips and Scott Silver are reportedly working on a script for the movie. While the show has yet to outright label him as "Joker", Jerome Valeska does have the maniacal laugh mastered.

From what "Deadline" were reporting, not only would Leto not be attached to this version, but that it would stand outside the wider DC universe, and would be set in the early 80's as a "hard-boiled crime film". And which origin story do you think we're dealing with?

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