The Joker Is Set To Receive His Own Standalone Origin Movie

24 August, 2017, 02:32 | Author: Evan Mason
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Martin Scorsese on board to produce a 1980's Gotham City crime film based on the origins of the Joker?

The Joker origin movie will be the first film under an untitled banner which will expand the canon of DC Comics properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the characters. The character has also been part of previous "Batman" movies, and it has been portrayed by actors Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. And now it looks like Warner Bros. wants to tell that story on the big screen by giving the Joker his own origins film. Remaining consistent is a plunge into a Value-Added Tax of chemicals being responsible for his green hair and unearthly pallor. The most common origin involves The Joker tumbling into a Value-Added Tax of chemical waste that bleaches his skin and drives him mad. It'll star a yet-to-be-cast actor, good news for anyone who was turned off by Jared Leto's interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad.

Despite being a Batman spinoff, this movie will not be directly tied to the DC universe that was rebooted back in 2013 with the new Superman movie "Man of Steel".

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Jared Leto's The Joker, which originally appeared in David Ayer's Suicide Squad a year ago, is expected to return in future DCEU installments Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens. The MCU already has a string of successes but with a director like Scorsese in the driver's seat, things could get even darker with DC.

Phillips is sharing screenwriting duties with Scott Silver, who earned an Oscar nomination for 2010's The Fighter with former Batman Christian Bale. In what appears to be a direct response to that (or just another way to milk the DC Extended Universe machine), Warner Bros. has announced that a new stand-alone movie about his backstory is on the way. And which origin story do you think we're dealing with?

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