15 Jul 2018 6:17 PM +00:00 UTC

Frances McDormand Passed on Playing The Joker's Mom in the Origin Movie

The Joker Origin movie is picking up steam as the film is set to start production in a few months. News has it that the movie is looking for an actress with a name to fill in the role of Joker's mother, and Frances McDormand has apparently passed on the role.

This news comes from The Wrap's Umberto Gonzalez:

If they were planning to have the Joker have some kind of abusive mother, I hope that they consider casting Allison Janey in the role. She won an Oscar for playing a horrible mother in I, Tonya, and what's funny is, she played opposite an actress who played Joker's love interest Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie.

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So far, we don't have that much info on the official story of the Joker film. We know that Joaquin Phoenix has officially signed on the film, and Robert DeNiro is also playing a role. The movie is also set to have a smaller budget than the usual DCEU films, and is going to be set outside of the main DCEU timeline.

It's considered a risky move on DC's part, but seeing that Marvel hasn't even considered making any one-off films, these spinoff movies could really set them ahead of the competition. Just imagine the possibilities of alternate realities being presented; I would absolutely love a Superman: Red Son film. How about a Red Mist Batman horror movie?

No release date has been set for the Joker origin movie, but everyone is expecting a release sometime next year.

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