A standalone Joker film is in development. We discuss this news, the implications on the DCEU and the new DC movies banner on today's show.

A standalone Joker origin film is in development - Deadline

To be directed by Todd Phillips (Old School, The Hangover Trilogy, War Dogs)
Phillips and Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter) are already writing the script
Phillips and Martin Scorsese will produce (Scorsese’s involvement is far from assured - The Hollywood Reporter)
“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.”
Twitter question from @JRBatman23 - “First thought, will this be one of their R rated movies they talked about?”
Other questions - Batman, other Gotham characters?
The Killing Joke or The Joker influence

Part 2 - film will be standalone/not be connected to DCEU

Will use a “dierent actor, possibly younger”
Jared Leto is expected to return for Suicide Squad 2 and Harley Quinn spinoff
Confusion from general audience?

Part 3 - New non-DCEU unnamed banner of DC movies

THR - “The new label would give Warners leeway to make more DC-oriented projects, unconstrained by continuity. “
Borys Kit added on Twitter - “The new label would allow for the making of all kinds of DC movies of different budgets and potentially time periods unconnected to...the main line of DC movies.”
Potential Elseworlds/one-shot films

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