Martin Scorsese Is Making A Joker Movie
Martin Scorsese Is Making A Joker Movie

 

Good news: Martin Scorsese is involved in a Joker movie. Bad news: Martin Scorsese isn’t directing it.

Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker. The studio has set The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips to co-write a script with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver. Phillips will direct the movie, and Martin Scorsese will produce it with Phillips. This will be the first film under a new banner that has yet to be named in which WB can expand the canon of DC properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the iconic characters….An intriguing part is the setting. The intention is to make a gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film set in early-’80s Gotham City 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. I’m told that Phillips and Silver are writing already, but there is nothing firm on where this will fit into the DC schedule.

Remember when Christopher Nolan produced Man Of Steel then we got Man Of Steel? That was disappointing. I guess Martin Scorsese’s name attached to this project is to distract us from the fact that the dude who directed The Hangover will be behind the camera. Martin Scorsese could direct this movie while bleeding out and it would be better than any Hangover movie. But, yeah. A Joker movie. Cool.

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Here’s The Joker Giving Harley Quinn The Pimp Hand In ‘Suicide Squad’

In what I assume is a leaked video from the set of Suicide Squad, here’s Jared Leto as The Joker (without the tattoos) and Margot Robbie (not wearing a Harley Quinn costume). Take it away, Uproxx.

Harley is standing in front of Joker’s car. She screams “Get out of the car” then mouths the word p*ssy. And she makes that look adorable. Joker revs the engine, then gets out. They argue briefly and another guy approaches to break it up. She shoots him then points the gun at Joker. He does the old “put his forehead against the barrel, daring her to shoot him” thing before grabbing the gun, pointing it at his own head, and slapping her, so there’s your answer if you wondered if they’d tone down the fact Joker beats up Harley and messes with her head.

Man, can’t wait to read the think piece about this video on Salon and Jezebel. Should be a good time, guys.

 

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So, Yeah. The Joker Is Probably In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

 

Larry Fong, the cimenatographer for Batman Vs. Superman, posted this photo of a card stuck in concrete, leading many to speculate that The Joker (it better be Vincent Cassel) will make an appearance in the movie. Also, Ben Affleck's Batman suit is actually blue and grey and an exact replica of the suit in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. What does this all mean? I'm not sure. I got laid pretty recently.

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