MMA Fighter Is Spreading Rumors About The Joker Movie

There's a game of Telephone going on with this rumor regarding the Joker origin movie being put together by Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese. So take it with a grain of salt; that and because it comes from random MMA fighter Brendan Schaub on a random episode of Joe Rogan's podcast. But if it turns out to be true, it promises to be incredibly divisive.

Schaub, who happens to be friends with Phillips' agent Todd Feldman, revealed to Rogan some details about the Joker movie that he heard, and they're a little unexpected...

"My boy Todd Feldman put this together with Todd Phillips. It’s dark. It’s like a dark Joker. As a kid, he had a permanent smile and everyone made fun of him. It’s like on the streets of Brooklyn. It’s super dark and real.”

I don't know how "real" that sounds, but it's definitely different and probably a good thing to be outside of DCEU continuity. That said, I don't put a ton of faith in what Schaub has to say because the project is so early on and will likely evolve without his knowledge. I think by the time it gets made, IF it gets made, it will be part of the DCEU and look very differently than what Schaub suggests here.