"The Joker" in development with Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese attached?

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  1. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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  2. nyyarod

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    I saw this and laughed. I don't understand why it's necessary.
     
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  3. FilmNerdJamie

    FilmNerdJamie I'M MARY POPPINS, Y'ALL!

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    It's Deadline - the credibility is there at face-value.

    Something like this tells you exactly how things are going with The Batman... and where things stand internally for one Oscar-winning Mr. Leto as the Clown Prince of Crime.
     
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  4. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    A Joker origin film set in 80s Gotham City with a new actor produced by Scorsese... I need to see this just so I can tell my children I was there when it happened.
     
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  5. BobJM

    BobJM Who's Bad?

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    This is the interesting part. I wonder if that means we'll be getting that Superman: Red Son movie.
     
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    Holy s**t.

    Would it tie in with Flashpoint?
     
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  7. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    I hope it pans out. Cinematic universes are hip right now but I welcome room for any good story that can be told.
     
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    Fincher Too far gone

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    Can't say I saw that coming.
     
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    nyyarod yippee ki-yay mf!

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    Is this their way of getting a new Batman? Sure seems like it.
     
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  10. MOVIELORD101

    MOVIELORD101 Utter Smeghead

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    *COUGH COUGH* Jarred Hess Nicktoons movie that was a fabricated announcement by Hess himself *COUGH COUGH*
     
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  11. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    A bunch of trustworthy reporters are going along with it, so there's at least something there.
     
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    Spider-Aziz Raul Boston's Dish Gaunt

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    Martin Scorsese will do like Mel Gibson and press the seat ejector button.
     
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    MOVIELORD101 Utter Smeghead

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    They did the same thing with Hess, remember?
     
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    Scorsese or otherwise....do we need a Joker film of all things? Isn't part of the guy's mystique that he has no definitive backstory?

    Well, at least there's no indication in what universe this would take place.
     
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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/joker-movie-works-hangover-filmmaker-1031828

    http://variety.com/2017/film/news/joker-origin-film-todd-phillips-1202536083/

    Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford & Justin Kroll are running the story on THR & Variety. They're legit. This is happening.

    More insight from Borys Kit:

     
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    This presents an interesting conundrum; in the best case scenario of this new Joker being a massive hit with audiences, they've prohibited this new iteration from crossing over into their mainline Batman series. It can only ever exist as its own thing. Barring any massive retcons. Maybe this is where Flashpoint comes into play?
     
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    Wow. With Marty Scorsese involved , its hard for me to be against the project, and the idea of Leto not being Joker is an added bonus.

    I've suspected for a while now that Reeves's The Batman would likely be a reboot with a new, younger Bruce Wayne, and outside of the DCEU continuity, and news of this film is potentially a bell weather to where WB could be headed with The Batman.

    Leo DiCaprio as Joker?...
     
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    This was pretty much my reaction. Nothing about this seems like a good idea.
     
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  20. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    Scorsese did say he needs DiCaprio to even get a project off the ground :funny:
     
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  22. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    I'm... intrigued. That's all I can say for now.
     
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    Not really sure if a Joker film would be needed as he works best as a mysterious character.

    However, if they are stubborn, it would be interesting if he told multiple stories about his life and we're not sure what's a lie or the truth.
     
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    Gun to the head, you wouldn't take a rebooted Joker over a continuation of Ayer/Leto's?
     
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  25. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    He wouldn't have to choose, because Leto is still set to come back a bunch of times. It's a fun situation.
     
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