With more than a dozen movies already in development, DC and Warner Bros. surprised pretty much everyone with news that the Joker could be getting an origin story — with none other than Martin Scorsese apparently in talks to produce it. Well, the internet has some thoughts on that. Lots and lots of thoughts.
From complaints about DC eyeing a project like this —instead of the dozens of other compelling characters on its roster that have yet to be tapped — to general worries about what it would mean to tell the origin of a character who notoriously has no origin, the worry ran rampant. But! Some fans were also intrigued by the prospect, especially if Scorsese actually does sign on to shepherd this 1980s-set tale.
From journalists to fans to filmmakers and even (parody) Christopher Nolan, a whole lot of folks chimed in on this one. Here are some of our favorite hot takes on the Joker project. Check ‘em out, have a laugh, and let us know what you think about the project.