Movie The Joker by Scott Silver & Todd Phillips

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Scott Silver & Todd Phillips
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The origin story of The Joker set in gritty early 80s Gotham City, inspired by Taxi Driver. Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in it. Martin Scorcese is among producers. They're going to start filming this May.
 
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I think it's too early for this script to come out. Maybe when production starts or when they're sending it around for casting.
 
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I just don't get what DC thinks sometimes. So much money and so much talent and the movies could be so much better.
 
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They think "We want to be different from Marvel. We want to make movies that people think they're going to like, then they see them and realize how wrong they are."
 
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Is this really a Joker origin story? I wonder if it's actually a character study about a disturbed person who dresses up as the Joker and goes on a killing spree - - a story I've heard in the news more than once.
What’s the difference? He’s gonna be called The Joker and there will be tons of Batman Easter eggs - that’s the whole point of having a franchise.
 

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If you're going to go on a shooting spree, it's because you're mentally/emotionally unstable and decided that you wanted to hurt/kill a lot of people -- not because you were inspired by a comic book character. That's the same old argument as people being inspired to kill from watching too many horror movies. For the record, I've been an obsessive horror movie and comic book fan for going on 40 years, and not only am I not homicidal, I feel guilty when I have to set out mouse traps.

If there had never been any such character as The Joker, these people still would have gone on killing sprees, they just would have imagined they were some other character -- because they're insane.
 
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I'm so all in on this movie, I gotta get my hands on this script, I'm so curious as to what the **** this movie is gonna be like.
 
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I'll admit to being curious. If it's anything like the very good Joker Rising fan film, it should be interesting.
 
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