Todd Phillips Originally Pitched ‘Joker’ as the First of Three Comic Book Character Studies

Published on Dec 05, 2019

Long before “Joker” went into production at Warner Bros., it got its start as a pitch from Todd Phillips as the first film to make under a proposed subdivision of the studio’s DC Comics banner. The pitch was to create a movie label called DC Black that would specialize in producing comic book movies that are lower-budget character studies. In a new interview with IGN, Phillip says that he pitched DC Black with three movies in mind. In some sense, “Joker” was pitched as an anthology trilogy with two other comic book characters receiving their own “Joker”-like character study films.

“I pitched it as three movies, ‘Joker’ being the first with me, and then these two other movies, with two other directors,” Phillips said. “But I don’t really want to name them, because then it’ll become a thing and I’m pulling these directors into it

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Author: Zack Sharf