Martin Scorsese is Rumored to Produce a ‘Batman’ Spin-Off About The Joker

Batman Spin-Off Movie

It looks like DC Films and Warner Bros. are developing a Batman spin-off all about the Joker’s origin story with the one and only Martin Scorsese involved, and possibly without Jared Leto.

According to the new report, The Hangover director Todd Phillips is in talks to co-write and direct an untitled movie with Eight Mile’s Scott Silver.

The plan is reportedly to make a gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film set in early 1980s Gotham City. The aim is for the standalone project to have the feel of one of Scorsese’s early films, like Taxi Driver or Raging Bull. The studio would look to cast a younger actor to star as the Joker.

I do think a Joker-focused flick can work, but until there is an official statement from the studio I think it would be wise to take it with a very large grain of salt.

The next DC film to arrive in theaters will be Justice League on November 16.

Source: Deadline

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