Philadelphia (CW Philly) — At last, a movie that we’ve all been waiting for!
Warner Bros. and DC are reportedly working on a Joker standalone film. It’s been confirmed that Martin Scorsese is also involved in the upcoming project as well.
Deadline reports that the famed director will produce the movie, which is expected to be an origins story set in Gotham City in the early 1980s.
“The intention is to make a gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film[…] that isn’t meant to feel like a DC movie as much as one of Scorsese’s films from that era, like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull or The King Of Comedy,” reporter Mike Fleming Jr. writes, according to Complex.
The film will be featuring a younger Joker, so an interesting topic is who the studio will look at to play the young villain. The studio is also looking to pair the new Joker character with a different villain.
Along with Scorsese, Todd Phillips, who is best known for his work in “The Hangover” franchise, has been tapped to direct the untitled Joker movie. Phillips will also be writing the script with Scott Silver, who wrote “8 Mile.”
This is one exciting piece of news as The Joker has been the most iconic comic book villain for ages. I’m sure fans of not just the DC Universe, but comic book fans in general, will keep their eyes and ears out for any further news on the movie.