Confirmed! New Joker Origin Story Is On The Way

Confirmed! New Joker Origin Story Is On The Way

Leto is slated to be part of the "Suicide Squad" sequel and a Harley Quinn spin-off, Deadline reported. The report further adds that Hangover famed Todd Philips will be directing this film.

That actually sounds rather inspired, and while it's hard to picture the guy from The Hangover series tackling something in this vein, having Scorsese aboard lends the project a ton of credibility.

The Joker's most recent live-action screen appearance came in last year's terrible "Suicide Squad", where he was played by Jared Leto, who is expected to reprise the part in both the sequel and the Harley Quinn spinoff. This suggests they may be looking at a younger actor for the role.

The film is meant to launch a yet-to-be-named new banner at Warner Bros., which will expand the universe of DC films to create new storylines with different actors playing the beloved characters.

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In the comics, the Joker is renown for not having a solid origin story; many Batman stories portray his past as open for interpretation and speculation. The intention is to make it feel less like a DC film and more like one of Scorsese's classics like "Raging Bull" or "Taxi Driver".

While Scorsese is obviously a filmmaking legend, Phillips is best known for frat-humor comedies, so the end result of this collaboration should be interesting to see at the very least.

Well, it's been exactly four minutes since the last announcement of a comic book movie, luckily DC have us covered!

Scott Silver, writer of "8 Mile" and "The Fighter", will co-write with Phillips the story of how Jack Napier, a humble mob hitman, transformed into the Ace of Knaves, becoming one of the most dastardly of Gotham's criminals. That said, this is just impossible not to get excited about. The next major DC film from Warner Bros. will be Justice League, set to hit theaters November 17, 2017. For every Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight there's a Jared Leto in Suicide Squad.

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