DiCaprio, Scorsese, And The Joker Origins


Warner Brothers is shooting for the stars (literally) in their upcoming project to expand the D.C. Universe with The Joker\’s origin story.

Legendary directory Martin Scorsese has allegedly signed on as executive producer and the production house is really hoping that his ties with longtime collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio will help influence the Oscar winning actor to jump on board as the titular character.

Very little is known thus far but the one certainty is that Warner Brothers is aggressively maneuvering to avoid the lack luster success of their previous superhero movies like Batman Vs Superman and the abysmal Suicide Squad.


One person who is particularly unhappy with the decision to lure DiCaprio is former freak show Joker, Jared Leto.  He is still contracted to play the role in a sequel to the Suicide Squad as well as a spin off with Harley Quinn, but it looks as though Warner Brothers are not concerned with the crossover characters existing within the same universe.

The Joker origin will be directed by The Hangover film creator Todd Philips but currently there is no release date.  Warner Brother\’s schedule is full until 2020, so unfortunately this is going to take some time.


Reddit User Claims to Sue Warner Over Cut Joker Suicide Squad Scenes


Just about everyone knows that scenes shown in movie trailers are often cut out of the final film, well everyone except for this Reddit poster.

A disgruntled Suicide Squad viewer on Reddit claims he is suing Warner Brothers in the UK for false advertising over the Joker scenes that were cut from the movie:

Movie Trailers are like food menus, they give you a preview of what your gonna get. If you look at a McDonald\’s menu and you choose to get your favourite burger, presented/showcased in a nice picture with pickles, chicken, mild cheese(you\’re favourite, in-fact…that\’s the only reason you\’re getting this burger…because you love mild cheese). So you use your hard worked money to pay for this burger, you get the burger, but only to find out that…this isn\’t the burger you ordered. Yes it has pickles and chicken…but…it doesn\’t have mild cheese…it has regular cheese.

Suicide Squad trailers showcased several SPECIFIC Joker scenes that I had to pay for the whole movie just so that I can go watch those SPECIFIC SCENES that WB/DC had advertised in their trailers and TV spots. These scenes are: When Joker banged his head on his car window, when Joker says, \’\’let me show you my toys\’\’, when Joker punchs the roof of his car, when Joker drops a bomb with his face all messed up and says, \’\’BYE BYE!\’\’. Non of these scenes were in the movie. I drove 300 miles to London to go watch these specific scenes they had explicitly advertised in their TV ads…and they didn\’t show them to me. Adding to this, they were also 2 specific Katana scenes they advertised that were also the reason I wanted to go watch the movie. These scenes were: Katana\’s eyes going black, and a slow motion shot of her and her sword taking souls…in a smokey kind of style. These scenes were advertised several times in the 1st trailer and many TV ads…but they didn\’t show it to me in the movie. I wasted alot of money paying and travelling to go watch this movie because of these specific scenes they had advertised to me and all of us saying, \’\’hey, check out our preview! this will all be in our movie, come watch it on the 5th!!\’\’. All lies. I told the theatre about this unjust act and said I didn\’t get what I came here to see…can I have my money back. They laughed at me and kicked me out. So I\’m now taking this to court. I want my refund, the trauma of being embarrassed as I was being kicked out and people laughing at me for wanting my refund, and also the 160 pounds of fuel money I used to drive to London from Scotland.

If you advertise something…give me what you have advertised. Period. This is becoming a habbit with movie studios, showing epic scenes in trailers…but their never shown in the movies. It\’s unjust.

I just want to say, join me if you feel the same way. Let\’s stop this nonsense of false bullshitery…and don\’t let them bribe you with their \’\’deluxe premium special directors gold extended edition supreme cut\’\’ nonsense. You should get what they advertised as their first theatre showing and what you have paid for based on what they have showed you in their advertisements.

Our court process will begin on 11/08/16 this week.

Of course most of the posters in the r/Movies subreddit are laughing at this guy. Apparently someone once tried this with the movie Drive and was laughed out of court.

This is probably the best response to him:

If this is for real, you sir have become the epitome of all that is wrong. It is called marketing. It is advertising, not to mention that many times the trailer is completed long before final editing of the movie. If you honestly believe that if you go to McDonald\’s and order a burger it will look like it did on the commercials, i believe you will find many things in this life disappointing. While i understand that it is aggravating to see something in trailer that is not in the movie, i in no way see how you would be entitled to a refund. To me anyway, this is an embarrassment. Find another way to get attention.

He claims he will be going to court this Thursday. I don\’t know how courts work in England, but that sounds pretty quick.

Batman: The Killing Joke is Fathom\’s Biggest Event Ever


Fans and critics alike are having mixed responses to Batman: The Killing Joke, but that didn’t stop it from becoming Fathom’s biggest event ever.

The film played in 1,325 theaters on Monday, the widest release ever for Fathom. It took in $3.2 million, good for a per-theater average of $2,396 (to put that in perspective, Star Trek Beyond averaged $1,592 from 3,928 theaters).

After making $600,000 on Tuesday, plus an additional $400k from foreign territories, The Killing Joke finished its brief theatrical run with $4.2 million, against a reported budget of $3.5 million.

It may have people divided, praising the voice acting but criticizing pretty much everything about Batgirl, but The Killing Joke was a financial success for Warner Bros. and if you missed it in theaters you can check it out for yourself now on VOD or DVD/Blu-ray on August 2.

Jared Leto Teases His Suicide Squad Joker Voice

The Joker

Even though he isn’t one of the main characters in the “squad”, Jared Leto’s Joker seems to be getting all of the attention for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Leto recently went to the set for some costume/makeup tests (which is why his hair is bleached blond, it makes it easier to be green), and he’s now on tour with his band.

At one of these tour spots, Leto teased what his voice could sound like as The Joker and of course someone filmed it and put it up on social media.

With the rumors of how the Joker is being handled in the movie (such as his white skin NOT being makeup) it seems like they’re going for a more true-to-the-comic version much like Burton did as opposed to the “grounded in reality” direction The Dark Knight had.


Here\’s How Gotham Will Ruin The Joker

joker-gotham-promoAfter completely dumping on iconic Batman villains such as Poison Ivy and Two Face, Fox’s boring Gotham series will be introducing The Joker in its next episode.

When Gotham introduced Harvey Dent, the character was an adult. That was incredibly stupid as Two Face and Batman are supposed to be the same age. Batman being able to talk to Harvey as a peer is one of the important things about their relationship, which fans know isn’t always hostile.

With The Joker they’re introducing him as a teenager, so he and Bruce can be about the same age. This, of course, is also different from the comic as there’s never a real clue about The Joker’s age. Scott Snyder’s most recent story line in the comics hints that The Joker could be very ancient along the lines of Ra’s al Ghul.

So, again, Gotham is getting it wrong. Why was this show renewed for a second season?

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Mark Hamill Retires from The Joker…Almost

Ever since Arkham City was announced, Batman fans have known that it was likely to be Mark Hamill’s final performance as The Joker. Nolan fanboys can hug photos of Heath Ledger as much as they want, and while Nicholson’s Joker was perfectly crazy; most fans will agree that Mark Hamill has made the absolutely perfect Joker in his years voicing the Clown Prince of Crime. Hamill made his retirement semi-official via his twitter account:

Hello/Goodbye Joker! I’ve enjoyed every minute behind the wheel of the Crown Prince’s crazy car- I’m going to miss him more than I can say!!

But what if they made an animated Killing Joke? A fan posed that question to Hamill, and he said he’d come back for that:

I’d come back for THAT! Spread the word! Campaign for #TheKillingJoke!!

So if you want to see Mark Hamill do the Joker in the best Joker story ever written, spam DC’s twitter account with the demand for an animated version!

The 10 Most Vicious Comic Villains

Lists of greatest super villains have been done again and again. That still isn’t stopping us from citing some of the most vicious super villains in our collected memories.

Never mind, that several of these characters don’t even possess proper powers. When it comes down to it, we wouldn’t want to be caught alone in an alleyway with them even fully armed.


Wolverine’s arch nemesis. Unlike his counterpart, Sabertooth delights in giving into his primal urges and murders with the glee of an unchained sociopath.


A villain to some, but a hero to none. This megalomaniac was willing to sacrifice an entire city to satiate his ego and declare himself the savior of humanity. We don’t know what’s more terrifying, that or the fact that he single handedly took down the likes of Rorschach with such ease.


The villain with the perfect aim has had so many conflicting origins that it’s difficult to pin down just one. With the mystique of both Wolverine and the Joker, Bullseye’s viciousness equally knows no grounds. He has murdered Daredevil’s original love, Karen Page, along with a whole slew of others—often for nothing more than the sake of pure monetary gain.


Once considered the galaxy’s greatest Green Lantern, this one time hero went astray after succumbing to his insatiable thirst for power. After his fall from grace, he started a self-titled corps using the fears of others to power his ring. It’s because of this that most fans liken him as the space fascist of the DC Universe.

The Red Skull

On the topic of fascists, this one stands out as a cliché in itself. There are only so many different ways in which you can present Nazis as nefarious until they lose their edge. In spite of that, this villain’s schemes brought the entire Marvel Universe in a crisis and completed what none have accomplished: the death of Captain America.


The chief mob boss of the Marvel Universe, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) monopolizes a majority of the organized crime in New York City. His ruthlessness is unmatched by even the likes of Michael Corleone, and even went so far as to order a hit on Spider-man’s Aunt May.

The Green Goblin

Often times it’s difficult to take Norman Osbourne (Green Goblin) seriously with his silly get up, but his actions speak louder than his attire. In addition to murdering Gwen Stacy (Spider-man’s first love), he forever changed the face of the Marvel Universe by replacing the Avengers roster with a team of super villains. Let’s not forget, he was also responsible for the Clone Saga. (Shudder).

Ultimate Magneto

While the regular Marvel Universe’s Magneto is purely concerned with the survival of his species, Ultimate Magneto’s own ambitions are based purely around Mutant supremacy. His egomaniacal disdain for humans is so extreme, that he even went so far as to consume their flesh under the pretense that they’re indistinguishable from animals.

Lex Luthor

In another time and another place, Lex Luthor might have been a hero, but his unhinged hatred for the Man of Steel eliminated any possibilities of such. Instead of directing his intellect towards world peace or a cure for cancer, Luthor devoted himself to the destruction of the Man of Tomorrow. How many villains out there do we know of with such a viciously irrational hate?

The Joker

You should’ve seen this one coming. No list is complete without mentioning the Dark Knight’s demented foe. What’s intimidating about this chaotic menace is the sheer delight he takes from his crimes. The murder of innocents are nothing more than a cosmic joke in his twisted view of the world.