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Martin Scorsese Is Producing A Joker Origin Film And It's Going To Be No Joke

"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 Deadline reports.

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Is there a more iconic comic book villain than Batman's foil, The Joker?

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He's seen many incarnations on film and in cartoons ranging from Cesar Romero to Jared Leto, and everyone certainly has an opinion on who the best Joker is.

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(Mark Hamill imo, but I respect you, you're fine.)

And, as of today, it looks like we're getting one more to add to that list.

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As Deadline reports, a Joker origin film is currently in the early stages at Warner Bros.

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Currently we know that Todd Phillips, the writer/director behind The Hangover, will direct a script co-written by himself and Scott Silver, the writer behind 8 Mile.

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The most interesting tidbit, however, is who is set to produce: Martin Scorsese.

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Which is badass, considering the intention for this film 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."

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It was also noted that, while Jared Leto will be reprising his Joker in Suicide Squad 2 and Harley Quinn's spin-off Gotham City Sirens, Warner Bros. is looking to cast a different, "younger" actor for this film.

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So start scoping out your picks for the ultimate Joker now, and keep an eye out for more info!

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