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A Joker Origins Story Movie Is the Dumbest F*&king Idea

By Jodi Smith | Industry | August 22, 2017 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | August 22, 2017 |

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that DC and Warner Bros. are going to facefuck all of the goodwill and applause from Wonder Woman by making a standalone Joker movie. THAT EXPLORES HIS ORIGINS.

Do you know why this is the dumbest fucking idea ever? Let’s see, maybe because he has no canon origin? Perhaps because a madman hellbent on going toe-to-toe with the Batman on an ongoing basis is terrifying and seeing him grow into that person humanizes him? The Joker is a force. The Joker is a spreading madness created from an event or series of events that only he knows. Hell, The Joker doesn’t even know that he knows.

So they’re going to take this character that doesn’t need an origin story, because it will make him less intriguing instead of more, and possibly hand it off to the writers of The Hangover and 8 Mile? AND YOU ARE LETTING TODD PHILLIPS DIRECT IT???

Are you kidding me with this?

Deadline does note that “I’m told that the intention is to make an origin story that isn’t part of any other iteration. The Joker has memorably been part of two Batman movies in the form of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, and was most recently played by Jared Leto in the first Suicide Squad film. He will reprise in the Suicide Squad sequel and the Harley Quinn spinoff, but this new film will launch the character with a different actor, possibly younger.”

Do you know what that means? It means milking all of the popular characters over and over in a never ending cash grab that pulls in as many actors as possible to make the DC brand diluted and laconic. It Warner Bros. and DC still haven’t learned from their missteps and Marvel’s successes. Or their own brush with box office gold.

I suppose it could be worse, courtesy of our own Steven:

I’m imagining his origin story is all of Jared Leto’s roles stapled together.


Like he was sexy crush in My So Called Life, got disillusioned in college and joined Fight Club, and the aftermath of that, he applied his lessons to becoming the Joker.


Oh man, Joker being a Tyler Durden devotee makes weird DC universe sense, doesn’t it?


And that’s how Wilson got ghosted by Smith

I hope you aren’t my boss in five years. So awkward. For me.

Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

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