<img src="https://https://static3.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Jared-Leto-as-DCEUs-Joker-and-Joaquin-Phoenix-with-The-Killing-Joke-Background.jpg" /><p><a href="https://screenrant.com/dc-joker-origin-movie-dceu/">DC's non-DCEU movie label</a> will kick off with the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie and could end up being called <strong>DC Dark</strong> or <strong>DC Black</strong>, according to a new report. The idea behind starting up a DC film sub-franchise is that it will allow room for directors to come in and make one-off DC movies that aren't beholden to the continuity of the larger DC cinematic universe. Much like DC's Elseworlds imprint does for the company's comic book division, DC Dark/Black would (in theory) open the door to more experimenting with the DC movie brand and its characters.</p><p>DC technically has <a href="https://screenrant.com/joker-movies-upcoming-dc-development/">six Joker movies in some stage of development</a> right now, but the Phoenix-led film about the Clown Prince of Crime is the only one that falls under the non-DCEU banner. <em>The Hangover</em> trilogy and <em>War Dogs</em> director Todd Phillips is calling the shots on the film, which is also being produced by none other than Martin Scorsese and cowritten by Oscar-nominee Scott Silver of<em> 8 Mile</em> and <em>The Fighter</em> fame. In addition to prestigious creatives, <a href="https://screenrant.com/joker-joaquin-phoenix-budget-filming-start/">Phillips' Joker solo film will have a much lower budget</a> than most comic book adaptations nowadays, according to the latest report on the project and other going-ons at DC.</p> <strong>Click to continue reading <a href="https://screenrant.com/dc-dceu-joker-movie-dark-black/">DC's Non-DCEU Movie Label May Be Called DC Dark or DC Black</a></strong><br /><br /> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/dc-dceu-joker-movie-dark-black/">DC's Non-DCEU Movie Label May Be Called DC Dark or DC Black</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/">ScreenRant</a>