The biggest, baddest and most beloved villain (for better or worse) in the DC Entertainment universe is getting his very own origin movie. The Los Angeles Times can confirm that the Joker, who has been portrayed by Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill, Cesar Romero, Heath Ledger and, very recently, Jared Leto, will star in his very own spinoff feature.
Originally reported by Deadline, Todd Phillips of "The Hangover" fame is co-writing the script with "The Fighter" screenwriter Scott Silver. Phillips is also attached to direct.
Despite being a Batman spinoff, this movie will not be directly tied to the DC universe that was rebooted back in 2013 with the new Superman movie "Man of Steel."