Warner Bros. teaming up with Martin Scorcese for new Joker origin film

Jared Leto's Joker Expected to Return For Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens

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 Joker has memorably been part of two Batman movies in the form of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, and was most recently played by Jared Leto in the first "Suicide Squad" film. In the right hands, a Joker origin story could be great, but the studio's choice to tap Todd Phillips to cowrite and potentially direct isn't sitting well with fans, since Phillips's previous directing credits include mostly raunchy comedies like The Hangover, Due Date, and Old School. Remaining consistent is a plunge into a Value-Added Tax of chemicals being responsible for his green hair and unearthly pallor. 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.

Martin Scorsese is in talks to have some sort of role on the film, but it's now unknown what that role would be.

Warner Bros and DC are reportedly in the early stages of developing a new Batman Universe spinoff movie.

Okay I'm hopeful for the Joker movie.

The Joker is already part of the "Suicide Squad" movie franchise and is played by Jared Leto.

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"There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn't even start", Leto told IGN. (So, for example, even if this film is released, Jared Leto's Joker would still appear in any planned DCEU films, such as Suicide Squad 2, should the character return for that sequel.) It is unclear whether the films under this now unnamed banner could intersect with the DCEU, but the intention is to introduce unique, unexpected takes on beloved characters.

Scott Silver will join Phillips in trying to justify telling the origin story of a villain who works so well because he's mysterious.

Nothing has been confirmed on where this will fit into the DC schedule but it will, as always be going up against the titan that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So just imagine those films but with the Joker in them.

Meanwhile, Variety thinks there are enough Joker storylines that should be covered in the silver screen instead of his origin, including his love story with Harley Quinn featured in Paul Dini and Bruce Timm's "Mad Love".

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