The studio hopes to make this film in a different tone than many of the other DC films it has recently put out. Much like how Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy painted the comicbook characters in a darker and more realistic light, the creators of the new film are looking to paint the sometimes-flamboyant character in a much more grounded perspective point.
There’s no other casting news as of yet, so it will be interesting to see how Warner Bros. will balance the characters already existing in the DCEU like the Justice League. There’s not really a chance for the Suicide Squad to make any appearances, but perhaps it is still undecided whether or not the caped crusader will be involved in this new Joker film or not. Suicide Squad did a good job of including Batman without making the film about him, so we will have to wait and see how this film addresses the character in its own way.
Can there be a Joker without a Batman? Some of the most quotable scenes in any Batman film were between Christian Bale’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker. It sounds bold to omit the Dark Knight completely, but sometimes bold is the right direction, so we will see!
Other credits include Emma Tillinger Koskoff as a producer and Richard Baratta is an executive producer. The film will reportedly begin filming in NYC in September, with no release date announced as of yet.