By Jay Hunter – Whilst the DCEU has gotten off to an uneven start, the huge news coming from Deadline this morning is bound to turn heads. In a massive show of intent, the comic book extended universe is set to have legendary director, Martin Scorsese produce a Joker origin movie, with Hangover director Todd Phillips in the directors chair.
The iconic villain played by the likes of Caesar Romero, Mark Hamill, Jack Nicolson, Heath Ledger and most recently Jared Leto, will reportedly get a fresh new take. This news of course put’s the divisive Leto – who will don the clown makeup at least once more for a Harley Quinn spin off – at risk.
Whilst this further convolutes the DCEU after a number of false starts, the promise of a possible gritty, down-to-earth Joker movie in the same vein as Scorsese’s other works (Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Mean Streets) is a tantalising one. More as this story develops.