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DC and Warner Bros. have a lot of fats in the fryer right now, but maybe the projects that are getting the most attention at the moment are the two that involve the Joker. Yes, Warner Bros. is trying to make two separate movies about the Joker, one of which is unconnected to the Jared Leto version and the DCEU. That Joker movie will be an origin tale directed by Todd Phillips, and reportedly starring Joaquin Phoenix. The studio seems set to move forward with the project, and current rumors suggest it will begin filming this September in New York City.

It was recently reported that Warner Bros. and DC is interested in making a movie about Jared Leto's version of the Joker, who made his debut in Suicide Squad. This is not to be confused with Todd Phillips' Joker movie, which the studio is also interested in making. That particular project will be directed by The Hangover director, and was originally reported as being a Joker origin movie in the veins of a Martin Scorsese film. No actor has officially been attached to star, but Joaquin Phoenix has been rumored to be involved for some time.

It seems the studio intends to make both Joker movies. It was originally reported that Todd Phillips' Joker movie was looking to begin filming later this fall, but now Omega Underground is claiming that the movie will start production in September. It's important to keep in mind that this is a rumor, and Warner Bros. has made no indication on what the filming date will be.

I would wager that if the studio opts to give the project a green light, then we can probably look forward to some kind of announcement at San Diego Comic-Con. Warner Bros. has plenty of opportunity to grab the spotlight (considering many franchises won't be there) and with the Aquaman trailer already set to debut, DC likely has more announcements in store.

Some big changes are happening over at DC Entertainment, with Geoff Johns moving to a new role amid leadership changes, so we'll see how this all affects the movies that are on the way. The Joker origin movie is definitely something that has lots of attention and curiosity at the moment, so it'll be exciting to learn where the project goes from here.

There's no release date for this Joker movie so stay tuned to CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated on all DC movie news. In the meantime, there are lots of other non-DC movies to enjoy at the theater this summer. Hit up our 2018 movie release guide to learn more about what's coming down the pipeline at your local movie theater.