According to Deadline, Warner Bros and DC are working on another film for the Batman Universe saga. This time, The Joker will get his own movie in which his original story will be told in full.

The Hangover’s Todd Phillips will reportedly co-write a script with 8 Mile writer Scott Silver. Phillips is also set to direct the film — and biggest rumored name in this story, Martin Scorsese, will allegedly produce the movie with Phillips. Let’s pray that is true!

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Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr reports:

“I’m told that the intention is to make an origin story that isn’t part of any other iteration. The Joker has memorably been part of two Batman movies in the form of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, and was most recently played by Jared Leto in the first Suicide Squad film. He will reprise in the Suicide Squad sequel and the Harley Quinn spinoff, but this new film will launch the character with a different actor, possibly younger.

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.”

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