It’s AMAZING what you can find on Google by merely typing in “bad Joker cosplay.” Hollywood is desperately trying to forget Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker as an annoying Manic Panic addict with a melanin deficiency in the execrable Suicide Squad. Warner Bros. is trying to make a Todd Phillips-directed origin story for the Joker, and Martin Scorsese is reportedly on board to executive-produce it (!!!) in hopes of a quality, classy production. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are claiming that they want Victoria’s Secret model vetter and frequent Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead. This flick was supposed to feature a “young” pre-Joker. Have they changed the synopsis to a forty-something dude who decides to bedevil Batman as a solution to his midlife crisis?
No offer has officially been made to Leo as of yet, and he hasn’t said anything about it. The Joker flick would be his first since his lifelong thirst for an Oscar was sated by being half-devoured by a bear in 2015’s The Revenant.
Marty Scorsese hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet, either. But Warner Bros. supposedly wants to elevate their DC Comics universe movies to award-worthy levels. Even lauded Wonder Woman-director Patty Jenkins is shaking her head at that hilarious idea.
But what about that Suicide Squad spinoff flick they were supposedly making with Jared Leto, once again cosplaying Joker as driven crazy by the fact that he has to wear braces, and Margot Robbie as his irritating girlfriend Harley Quinn? That seems to still be a go, which would give us multiple Jokers. Like how they have TV Flash versus the upcoming movie Flash! Except it will be high on himself actor Joker vs. high on himself actor Joker. Well, Mr. Leto is not pleased by this turn of events. There’s only one Joker and he listens to nu-metal and drives a really cool car! The Hollywood Reporter says:
Leto is said to have made his displeasure with the notion of multiple Jokers known to his CAA agents, and rival agency WME has been using the concern to court him.
Look at all the ripples in the greedy-as-hell Hollywood pond this movie is making! It hasn’t even been written yet! By the time they’re through whittling the concept down and making it completely unrecognizable so everybody’s happy, it will probably star North West as Joker’s long lost grand-niece Funny Girl, and she’ll probably be battling a Transformer.