The Joker Origin Movie reportedly heading towards production as Joaquin Phoenix remains “Interested”3 min read

A little update provides information about where things stand for the Joker origin movie.



DC has seen mediocre success to heavy critical bashing when it comes to their cinematic universe , other than Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman. That led the studio to start focus on a different set of films focusing on DC Characters but devoid of the DC Films. That according to the studio officials would give the film-makers more reliability and flexibility on their project.

Kicking start the universe was declared as an origin movie based on the Batman antagonist , Joker. The tales of the origin of the clown prince of crime has either been kept in shadows or exemplified through a set of green psychedelic panels , but never made it to the big screen.While there are many who prefer the origin of the character being undefined , there’s no denying that some panels with his origin is iconic , in its own sense.

However , the things we learnt of the Joker origin movie until now is that Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix is in talks for the titular role along with Martin Scorsese to produce and  Hangover director Todd Phillips to direct. But that was a while ago and the silence in between had led the fans to believe the project was just another caught in the DC/WB pipeline. Fortunately or Unfortunately , depending upon your perspective , the movie is still looking forward to production. 

According to a listing shared by Jeff Sneider of The Tracking Board , the movie is moving forward to a production set to commence in May , with Phoenix still interested.



Jared Leto already plays Joker in the DC Cinematic Universe. But his portrayal was received in a negative manner , thanks to his bizarre gangster looks as well the choppy editing of Suicide Squad. While this move , if made , is certain to cause a sense of confusion in general audience , the studio seems adamant to move forward with the project.

While this update should be taken with a pinch of salt , but if true , we should be having more casting call with us in the future. Let us know what opinion you hold of the Joker origin movie , in the comments section below. And keep following us for more updates on the project. 


The Knight

A superhero enthusiast who has a sweet tooth for classical film-making. Thus The Dark Knight and Logan remains his all time favorite CBMs. Also tries to write content which is not only good in its own respect but also brings out the best in his readers.

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