BREAKING: #DC news now, where #WarnerBros are reportedly developing a 1980s #Joker -origin #movie without #JaredLeto .
Yes folks, under a separate label from the #DCEU , the studio are planning a story that focuses on the character in a way that doesn't tie into the main universe's tentpole films at all, but potentially begins a whole separate wave of independent films.
Now of course it is a rather exciting idea on the one hand as Jared Leto was an unbearably terrible joker in my humble opinion, and the idea of a solo film about the character with a new actor is very intriguing, even if the talent tapped to write and possibly direct - Scott Silver (#8Mile , #TheFighter ) and director #ToddPhillips (#TheHangover , #WarDogs ) - isn't hugely stand-out, and the idea of an origin wouldn't necessarily be top of my list.
The properly intriguing thing about all this however is the separate label idea, as it could really be awesome, but if DC start messing about and producing loads of different films that come from different labels, it's going to get very confusing for general audiences who are used to unrelated films in the casual way that Fox do it with their #XMen movies.
Really though, the sinical side of me can see this as a ploy to distance as much of their stuff as they can from their big failing project, perhaps in the hope that they've got something to fall back on if it all falls apart.
Who knows, I hope it'll work out well and spin-off projects are an idea that works out, and I hope this Joker project winds up as good as it could be too. It just seems that WB still aren't really sure what they want and that this is just another desperate attempt to salvage what they've got. Let's just calm down WB, wait for #JusticeLeague , and see what's there to salvage.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to a Joker origin movie? Or is this spin-off idea just another pie for them to burn? Hmm... let me know below
P.S. Reports of #MartinScorsese 's involvement are un-confirmed, so take them with a pinch of salt at this stage.
Just to clarify the new Joker origin movie is not a part of the DCEU, so Jared is still our DCEU Joker😆 He's expected to reprise his role in Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens😁
Credit to @TacoHarls