James Wan wants to make Batman horror movie

Like most of the other human beings on this here planet Earth, I'm a fan of BATMAN. We already know that the world of the Bat is going more towards the horror (or at least thriller) genre as writer-director Todd Phillips has his JOKER origin movie headed our way soon starring Joaquin Phoenix.

But what if BATMAN went full horror?

Off the top of your head, who would be the perfect person to bring such a film to the big screen? If you said James Wan you'd be right as the filmmaker himself thinks a James Wan-directed BATMAN HORROR MOVIE would be pretty much the coolest thing ever. 

James Wan:

In the past, like most people, I loved the idea of directing Batman, but a horror version. That would be a potential fantasy of mine, but I feel like he’s been done quite a fair bit. But, I do love the idea of doing an outright scary Batman. I feel like that’d be really cool.

Please, DC, now that Wan's wrapped AQUAMAN put him to work on a full-horror BATMAN! Patrick Wilson could play the (dark) DARK KNIGHT and I'd love nothing more in this world than to see Wilson's Wayne go toe-to-toe with Phoenix's Joker! But I dream... While we all hope and pray this hybrid comes to fruition somewhere down the line, we can at least take solace in the fact that Pheonix's JOKER is heading our way next Halloween.

Written by Phillips and Scott Silver, JOKER draws some inspiration from the Alan Moore comic book The Killing Joke.

In Alan Moore’s version of the Joker’s origins, the villain was an unnamed failed comedian who struggles to make ends meet for his pregnant wife. When his wife is killed in a freak accident and a robbery he is forced to take part in disfigures his face, the comedian snaps, becoming the infamous Joker.

Phoenix's co-stars in the film include Robert De Niro as a talk show host; Frances Conroy as Penny, the mother of Arthur Fleck, the man who becomes the Joker; Marc Maron as an agent; Brett Cullen as wealthy mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne, father of future Batman Bruce Wayne; and Zazie Beetz as a single mother who catches Arthur's attention. JOKER is set to reach theatres on October 4, 2019.



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