Rumor Mill: Joker Stand Alone Film To Begin Shooting In May

The DC film universe is about to get a lot bigger. Breaking off from the series that Warner Bros. has already been working on with Man of Steel, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, BvS, and Justice League, the brand is going in new directions that will continue to expand on classic DC characters. The first of their stand alone features is a Joker movie that's said to take place in the early '80s Gotham City and will be inspired by Martin Scorsese's crime epic cinematic style. 

Ever since reports of Joaquin Phoenix taking on the role of the Joker, little else has been reported. However, it looks like the script has been turned in and the production company is looking to get the feature underway in May. Hangover director Todd Philips is said to be helming the film. 

This Joker movie will not effect the current line of movies in any way but will serve as an alternate timeline.