Warner Brothers and DC Comics have a new Joker movie in the works . . . but it WON’T star JARED LETO, who played him in “Suicide Squad”.
Apparently, DC wants to make smaller movies that stand apart from the big, interconnected universe that includes “Batman v. Superman”, “Wonder Woman”, and “Justice League”.
This one would tell the Joker’s origin story, and it would be set in Gotham City in the early ’80s. They’re trying to get Todd Phillips to write and possibly direct. He’s got a successful track list . . . in COMEDY.
Movies he’s written and/or directed and/or produced include the “Hangover” flicks, “Old School”, “Starsky & Hutch”, and “Borat”.