The Joker Origin Film Described as "Super Dark and Real" and Rumored To Feature The Classic Villain as a Kid
It was recently announced that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. were developing a Joker origin film with producer Martin Scorsese and director Todd Phillips. I was actually pretty shocked by this news, mostly because of the talent involved with it. For some reason, I never thought I'd see Scorsese involved with a comic book film project like this.
We already know that the movie will feature a different actor in the role other than Jared Leto, and that actor would possibly be younger. According to some new information that has surfaced, we might just be seeing The Joker as a kid.
The following information comes from an unlikely source. That source is MMA Fighter turned actor Brendan Schaub, who is apparently friends with Todd Phillips’ agent Todd Feldman, which is where he got his information. While a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience, Schaub dropped the following bit of info:
"It’s dark. It’s like a dark Joker. As a kid, he had a permanent smile and everyone made fun of him. It’s like on the streets of Brooklyn. It’s super dark and real."
One thing I think we can all expect from a Joker origin film is a darkness. The Joker is a dark character, so it's not surprising to hear him say it's going to be dark. But then there are the other details he offers that are intriguing like seeing the Joker as a kid with a permanent smile on his face.
Is this origin film really going to go all the way back to the time when The Joker was a little kid in elementary school? That would certainly be interesting! If this is true, it sounds to me like they are going in the direction of The Joker being born with that terrifying smile on his face.
This is all just a rumor for now, but what do you think about the possibility of seeing a Joker origin film that may feature that character as a child?