The famous Hollywood director Martin Scorsese planned to take an active part in the making of the movie about the Joker and, according to The Hollywod Reporter, citing its sources, at a certain stage he was even going to take the director's chair.
Allegedly, that Todd Phillips offered his ideas to the former head of Warner Bros. Kevin Tsujihara. It was assumed that his "Joker" will not be related to the storyline of the already existing cinematic universe with Aquaman, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Tsujihara allegedly agreed to allocate about $ 70 million on the condition that Jared Leto would not play the main role.
After that, Scorsese left the project and focused on creating the crime drama The Irishman. and his production partner, Emma Tillinger, took over as the producer of The Joker and actually loaded the Irish crew with the job (Robert De Niro starred in both movies).
Warner Bros. do not comment on this information, and the official representatives of the Hollywood master himself claim that he was ready to discuss only the functions and responsibilities of the producer of "Joker".
The Topic of Article: Martin Scorsese was prevented from movieing the Joker.