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Before Christopher Nolan gave Batman a gritty makeover and Zack Snyder doubled down on the grimdark take, there was Darren Aronofsky and his shelved Batman: Year One project.

The project, which drew inspiration from Frank Miller‘s similarly-titled comic book, envisioned a Travis Bickle-like Bruce Wayne who grew up an orphan in the crime-ridden streets of Gotham, donning a ski mask, cape, and brass knuckles to fight criminals. The project languished in development hell for years before Warner Bros. pulled the plug, but it seems like traces of the idea may still be floating around. Aronofsky, who is currently doing the press rounds for his newest bonkers film mother!, says that he sees more than a few similarities between the description of Todd Phillipsupcoming Joker origin movie and Aronofsky’s own Batman pitch.

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Jared Leto Joker Movies

It’s been just over two weeks since word came out that Warner Bros. and DC Films were developing an origin movie for Batman’s most iconic villain, The Joker. But it feels like a lifetime ago because of how many updates and other announcements have followed (including an entirely separate movie featuring that character). The whole situation can be a little…much, and it turns out that even Jared Leto – the most recent person to play the Clown Prince of Crime in a live-action film – is “a little confused” about the whole thing.

Let’s take a look at his comments and break down everything we know so far.
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If you for some reason thought that the Joker origin movie would be a lighthearted romp filled with fun and laughter, you’d be wrong.

Nothing screams “dark” like a Joker movie that has already been described as “a gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film set in early-’80s Gotham City.” So really, this story is just adding to what we already assumed when this project was initially announced.

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Over a year ago, when we got the first look at Jared Leto as The Joker, the reaction was…mixed, to say the least. A lot of people weren’t fond of his grill, the body tats, and the tat on his forehead. It’s a bold look, one that some fans still have a lot to say about since Suicide Squad‘s very successful opening weekend at the box office. In none of the film’s many, many flashbacks are the origins of Mr. J’s tattoos or teeth revealed, but writer/director David Ayer says they help tell the character’s story.

Below, you can read what David Ayer had to say about Joker’s teeth, and you can also check out a fan theory about the crown prince of crime and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie).

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DC fans and audiences are now only a mere few hours away from seeing Suicide Squad. Very much a co-star in David Ayer‘s supervillain picture is the Joker (Jared Leto), a character that isn’t too involved in the main storyline but is pivotal to Harley Quinn’s (Margot Robbie) journey. Leto is less than 15 minutes of the movie, and according to the actor, the character used to have more screen time, before Ayer and editor John Gilroy reduced his role.

Below, learn more about The Joker deleted scenes.

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