Similar to The Killing Joke, the Joker Will Start Out as Failed Comedian in Origin Movie

Similar to The Killing Joke graphic novel, the Joker’s backstory in his origin movie will feature him as failed comedian set in the 1980s.

The film looks to have a strong team at the helm with Todd Phillips (The Hangover Trilogy) directing and writing, Martin Scorsese producing, and Scott Silver (8 Mile) writing.  Script rewrites are currently in progress, but the film could be in production by the end of 2018.  Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play the Joker, but isn’t saying much for now.

Ari Bard

I am currently a Sophomore at Case Western Reserve University studying mechanical engineering. I have been in love with DC since I saw the animated series and movies in the early 2000s. I started reading comics regularly at the start of Rebirth. My favorite character is Martian Manhunter.