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Warner Bros. Aiming To Produce Joker Origins Movie With Martin Scorsese

by Imran Khan on Aug 22, 2017 at 05:49 PM

Warner Bros. and DC are revving their engines up on another Batman spin off, this time telling the origins of everyone's favorite Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker.

The studio is attempting to get The Hangover's Todd Philips to both write and direct the movie with film legend Martin Scorsese producing. As such, the studio wants the film set in 1980's Gotham, with a gritty and crime-filled tone that invokes Scorsese's most well-known work. 

While Jared Leto played the Joker in Suicide Squad and will reprise the role in Harley Quinn's own spin off, the studio is reportedly looking for a younger actor to play the Joker's origin.

[Source: Deadline]