THE JOKER Origin Film In the Works With Scorsese as Producer

The Joker- Suicide Squad

Instead, it will be part of an unannounced imprint of DC films that will look to tell one-off stories about beloved characters in the DC canon.

Warner Bros. has tapped "The Hangover" filmmaker Todd Phillips to co-write and possibly direct an origin movie of the classic Batman villain, The Joker. While Leto will return for the Harley Quinn spinoff as well as the second Suicide Squad, this new film from Phillips will present a unique origin for the character and cast a different, and perhaps younger, actor. And it'll be an origin story that pays stylistic homage to 1980s Martin Scorsese films-with the legendary director himself producing.

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While plot details are yet to be revealed, it is thought the movie could focus around The Joker's origin story and be different to any other iteration.

Scott Silver, the screenwriter behind "The Fighter" and Eminem's '8 Mile, ' is on board to share scripting duties with Phillips.

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The Joker was first brought to the big screen by Jack Nicholson after which Heath Ledger took on the role in an Oscar winning performance for 2008's The Dark Knight.

But this tale would reportedly not be set in the same DC movie universe as "Wonder Woman", "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", "Man of Steel" and the upcoming "Justice League". I'm not exactly singing a unique tune here, but I wasn't insane about what Leto did with the role or his general direction as a character in Suicide Squad so the idea of a new incarnation and the opportunity to see a new actor take on the role is really thrilling. I remain torn. In so many ways, this just feels like a total cash grab, with DC milking one of their more notoriously popular characters for fun and profit-which, to be fair, is almost all of Hollywood today.

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We know from previous announcements that the studio wants to make The Batman with Matt Reeves. Who is your favorite onscreen Joker to date?

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