The JOKER/CRUELLA fan-made trailer.

This really does work surprisingly well. Although I assume some editing was done to ensure that. But that’s fine. Sometimes you have to help nature along…

Via GeekTyrant.

JOKER opens with 234 million worldwide.

$93.5 million domestic, $140.5 worldwide, and damned if I know if I’m going to go see JOKER. I’m not scared of it or anything — I’m certainly disinclined to make the movie a convenient scapegoat for whatever’s spinning people’s wheels this week — but I hear that it is not a happy movie. I’m not sure if I want to spend one of my lunchtimes this week watching such an aggressively unhappy movie.

But don’t let me stop you! No, seriously. If you want to see it, go for it!

Quote of the Day, Somebody Let The Suits Get At The Joker Script edition.

Hey, does this bit about the new Joker movie sound familiar, kids?

“We didn’t follow anything from the comic-books, which people are gonna be mad about. We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.”

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My kid approves of Stage Builder coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

I mean, he perked right up and started half-shouting about this: “Roughly one month ago, data miners found some code suggesting that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was getting the Stage Builder mode added. This addition would most likely be part of the 3.0 update that will bring Joker into the fight. Well, now it looks like Nintendo has accidentally leaked that Stage Builder is in fact coming to the game.” My eldest told me that this means right what it says on the label: with it, he’ll be able to design his own stages for Super Smash Bros fights.

Also, he already knew about the rumor, which surprises me. I don’t know why it should, though. He’s clearly more invested in this game than I am.

Leonardo DiCaprio as the Joker?

That’s what the fever swamp rumor mill is suggesting: “Sources say Warners will make an ambitious attempt to use [Martin] Scorsese to bring Leonardo DiCaprio into the world of comic-book movies.” The idea is that Scorsese and DiCaprio work together a lot, and thus having the one might entice the other to play the Joker for Scorsese’s DC Comics art film*.  Apparently this would not replace Jared Leto in DCU continuity, which will either please you or sadden you, depending. Continue reading Leonardo DiCaprio as the Joker?

DC wants to do a Joker origin story.

…Umm, OK?

Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker. The studio has set The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips to co-write a script with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver. Phillips will direct the movie, and Martin Scorsese will produce it with Phillips. This will be the first film under a new banner that has yet to be named in which WB can expand the canon of DC properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the iconic characters.

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Obama Joker artist a Palestinian-American Kuchinich supporter.

Although he likes Republican ideals on domestic issues. Also note: he didn’t add the ‘socialism’ bit; that was whoever-it-was that sent the thing viral. Also: dislikes Obama, cool with socialism, and thinks that the original ‘Hope’ artist is two-faced.

Stories like this are why I love this country. We are simply too big and too majestic to be fettered by any requirement of a narrative that makes coherent sense.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.