Joker Origin Movie (Without Jared Leto) In The Making By Martin Scorsese

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By now we have all figured out that folks over at Warner Bros. don’t really have a clear picture about what they want to do with their DC universe movies. Now, with this new piece of information, we are pretty sure they are still all over the place, but this could indeed be fun.

As Deadline reports, the studio has just come up with an idea of making a completely stand-alone Joker origin movie that will be produced by none other than Martin Scorsese.

The project is currently in the early stages, but we do know it will be directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), while the script is being written by Scott Silver (The Fighter).

“Hard-Boiled Crime” Movie And The Absence Of Jared Leto

However, since this project will be part of a new sub-brand at Warner Bros. that will mainly be focusing on making “original riffs on various DC characters,” the upcoming movie apparently won’t be featuring Jared Leto, who most recently portrayed the character in David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad.”

Sorry, Leto fans…

The project is described as a “hard-boiled crime film” and it will reportedly take place in the early 1980s, while the role of the unlikely producer that is Scorsese would be to add his unique aesthetic and stylistic note found in “Taxi Driver” and “The King of Comedy.”

As Scorsese’s Joker movie will apparently have a completely contrasting vibe from Ayer’s hyped-up version of Suicide Squad, we can only conclude that Warner Bros. and DC still have troubles making a coherent cinematic universe.

Could this mean that the studio is abandoning their Marvel-esque strategy altogether?

Stay tuned.

(Related: Wonder Woman 2 Is Happening, Warner Bros Just Officially Confirmed)