The Tracking Board’s Jeff Sneider revealed that Martin Scorsese’s untitled Joker origin film is scheduled to begin production in May 2018.
Last summer, it was reported that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were in the early stages of developing a Joker spin-off that would explore the iconic DC villains origin. Now, a listing unveiled by Sneider reveals the production of the Joker film is scheduled to begin on May 1, 2018.
Details on the Joker movie’s plot are currently unknown, though the film will be set in a gritty 1980s Gotham City and is said to be separate from the DC Extended Universe in an effort to create new and unique storylines to expand the canon.
Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese will produce the project with Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play the Clown Prince of Crime. Todd Phillips is set to direct the standalone film and co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver.
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Source: Jeff Sneider
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