There will be many Batman fans wondering just how this will pan out, but the DC film world has just taken a surprisingly surreal turn.
Its been announced that Martin Scorsese is producing an origin story of Batman’s greatest foe, The Joker and The Hangover’s Todd Phillips will direct the film, having co-written the script with Scott Silver.
Jared Leto will NOT play the psychotic clown as we are understanding from reports that, the film is set away from the Justice League set up and that a younger actor will portray the role, in a setting that is being described as a “gritty, 80’s style Gotham”.
The plan is to have a separate universe from the world of Ben Affleck and co, with WB and DC, creating unique stories with their iconic characters.
This approach is so different to Marvel that it actually may work.
More on this as we get it!