Martin Scorsese Says He Seriously Consider Directing ‘Joker’ Himself

In another universe, “Joker” could’ve been “a Martin Scorsese film.”

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In a new interview with the BBC, the “Irishman” director spoke about his originally being attached to the DC villain film as a producer and possibly a director.

Scorsese revealed that he “thought about it a lot over the past four years.”

He added, “I decided that I didn’t have the time for it. Todd told me, ‘Marty, this is yours,’ and [I said], ‘I don’t know if I want to.’ For personal reasons, I didn’t want to get involved, but I know the script very well.”

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What it came down to in the end, was that “Joker” would still be a comic book film.

“For me, ultimately, I don’t know if I make the next step into this character developing into a comic book character,” Scorsese explained. “You follow? He develops into an abstraction. It doesn’t mean it’s bad art, it’s just not for me…The superhero films, as I’ve said, are another art form. They are not easy to make. There’s a lot of very talented people doing good work and a lot of young people really, really enjoy them.”

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