The new rumor suggesting that The Batman and Joker origin movies will be connected comes to us from Forbes writer Mark Hughes, who recently appeared on the Superhero News Show. Hughes says that he has talked to people who are close to the projects and thinks that we're
The Joker origin film from director Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix will be the first film to be made under this new DC movie brand. We recently learned a lot of information about this film and some of the characters that will be involved.
Now according to a new report from The Superhero News Show, there's a chance that this film might exist in the same universe as Matt Reeves' The Batman. The information came from Forbes writer and co-host Mark Hughes, who says "he’s heard from several sources that he trusts that an idea has been floated around. If the Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix is successful,
In fact, we’ve heard in recent weeks that Warner Bros. is looking to make a separate label, and this flick could be the first to fall under the umbrella of what’s said to be called DC Dark or DC Black. Personally, I’m right there with those of you who were backing “Elseworlds,” but “DC Black” would allow for synergy with the DC Black Label, a new initiative soon launching on the comic book side of things that’ll actually include a few stories involving the Clown Prince of Crime.
The site has posted a selection of casting breakdowns for supporting characters to join Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime in the 80s-set crime drama, with De Niro said to be in contention for the role of ‘Murray Franklin’, which may or may not be a code name for an established DC character.
Meanwhile, the site also offered up the following info for other players in the story:
Penny – Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself. But recently her health has started failing, and she’s nearly bedridden in her Lower East Side
For instance, how about the Riddler? Some new fan art, first posted on Reddit, has surfaced this week and imagines what Hiddleston would look like as Gotham’s Prince of Puzzles. As you can see in the gallery below, the image dresses the actor up in Edward Nygma’s familiar green suit and hat and also gives him the character’s iconic question mark cane.
It’s easy to see how Hiddleston
The following information comes from That Hashtag Show and they reveal the names of the characters the production team are looking to cast along with details on the characters. One of the big things that the report offers is that this film will create an entirely new Joker mythology, apart from DC Comics.
There are eight characters revealed below and I'm not familiar with any of them. There's also one supporting character that is mentioned that producer Martin Scorsese is reportedly trying to get Robert De Niro to play. Here are the names and description of the characters:
Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself.
Said to be operating under the working title ‘Romeo’, we’re hearing that Warner Bros. plans to use Martin Scorsese’s involvement (he’ll executive produce the solo drama) as leverage to court Hollywood legend Robert De Niro for a supporting role.
This is, after all, a double act that has produced the likes of Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Cape Fear and Casino, so it’s small wonder why Warner Bros. is keen to add an actor of De Niro’s caliber. He’s seemingly up for the part of Murray Franklin, though
News of the Joker origin movie's working title of Romeo comes to us from That Hashtag Show, who also note that Todd Phillips has already recruited his The Hangover trilogy cinematographer Lawrence Sher to work on his non-dceu project, along with production designer Mark Friedberg (Selma) and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges
According to Omega Underground the film, which is said to be set in the 80s, might start filming as soon as September, and the say that the film will be shooting in New York City. If this is true, I imagine there will be some big announcement at Comic-Con next month.
The story is said to "delve into what it took for the Joker to become a mastermind criminal" and that it will have more of "a gritty crime drama than comic book movie." Rumor has it that the film story was inspired by The Killing Joke and that it revolve around a failed comedian who ends up becoming a criminal.
Omega Underground has heard that the film could go before the cameras before the year is out – specifically in September in New York City. Of course, nothing is official but the outlet does say that they may expect an announcement to be made at the San Diego Comic Con, the gathering of film and pop culture nuts from around the world, which is set for the southern Californian city mid-July.
Phillips, the man responsible for The Hangover trilogy, Old School and the more recent War Dogs, will helm the feature which is also co-scripted with Scott Silver. The film is
Release Date: Unknown, possibly late 2019Cast: Joaquin Pheonix (rumored)Director: Todd PhillipsWriters: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
It was recently revealed that Geoff Johns, former DC Entertainment co-president and chief creative officer would be leaving Warner Bros, which means that he would no longer be directly involved with any of the films that are currently underway. His leaving means that Hamada now has full reign over the DC Entertainment division, and over the
According to Omega Underground, production on the project – which is being directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), with Martin Scorsese (The Departed) producing – is set to begin this September, with New York City standing in for 1980s Gotham City.
A September start would seem to suggest that the movie – which is expected to see Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime – will likely be released in 2019, alongside the Dceu instalments Shazam and Wonder Woman 1984.
If the above information is accurate, then presumably an official announcement will be forthcoming soon – likely at the DC Films panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International next month, where we’ll also see the unveiling of the
A Reddit user took a picture of a movie theater in Antwerp, Belgium that was using the all Hawkeye poster for Infinity War. Sure enough, it's right there and it's pretty hilarious to see all of the Hawkeyes,
Just to clarify, we’re talking about the one that will tell the Clown Prince of Crime’s origins story and won’t take place in the Dceu. Not the recently announced second Joker spinoff which will feature Jared Leto reprising his controversial take on the villain from Suicide Squad.
According to Omega Underground, the movie – which is to be directed by The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese – will start filming this September in New York City. Though not confirmed by WB yet, this sounds pretty plausible, as another source previously claimed that the studio were planning a fall start date for the production. That same report also suggested the budget will come it at a relatively slim $55 million. That’s tiny compared to most superhero movies, but would
Do we get a Batwoman movie, a Birds of Prey movie? No. We get a fucking Joker movie from Todd Phillips. pic.twitter.com/4hiVmjYCMa
- Scott Stamper (@DerfelBarada) August
This particular movie will be taking place outside of the already-established continuity of the current Dceu movies. It will exist in its own universe and Warner Bros. is set to launch an alternate production banner for this Joker origin movie and future projects like it. According to a new report, the title of that banner could be either DC Dark or DC Black. Whatever the name ends up being,
For well over a year now, it's been a total coin flip when it comes to whether or not Ben Affleck will play the part again following his turn as the Dark Knight in Justice League, which wound up being a huge disappointment. Some recent rumors claim he wants to stick around, but it sounds like Warner Bros. may be ready to move on from his take. Assuming Matt Reeves'
And this time around, in an unexpected turn, the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano on the neighboring Big Island of Hawaii has raised the Maui fest’s profile to new highs.
“People shouldn’t worry,” says fest founder and director Barry Rivers. “That’s 100 miles away and we’re not affected at all.”
Rivers stresses that Maui’s rugged beauty, with its beaches, ocean and backdrop of mountains and jungle, makes it “a very special location — and a lot of the festival is held outdoors.” Venues include the Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course,
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