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Let's apply the Joker treatment to other franchises! [Fun Thread]

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As you may know, Joker is a 2019 movie that takes the classic Batman villain and tell its origin story in a dark, depressing and violent character study. Director Todd Phillips probably wanted to make a Scorsese-ish movie, but these days the only way he could get funding for that is either he goes low budget and then straight to streaming, or he ties it to a known media franchise.

 

So, the point of the thread is this: let's take characters (preferably villains, or at least anti heroes) from other franchises and make their own depressing, edgy, R Rated, and very, very, very dark, but still artsy, spin-off. Maybe Hildur will score them all and win more Oscars? :lol:

 

Snape

 

Even wizards aren't immune to the most cruel, unforgiving side of the world. In this somber psychological thriller from acclaimed director Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar), Severus (Finn Wolfhard) is a young student on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Bullied from his peers, abused at home and ignored by the girl he loves, Lily (Mina Sundwall), Severus is drawn to the Dark Arts as a mean to become more powerful and take revenge on his agressors. But when one spell of his own invention, Sectumsempra, sends a colleague to the infirmary, a spiral of events will make Severus one of the most feared wizards... But can also bring a tragic destiny to Lily and to him.

 

Prince Hans

 

From controversial director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favorite), comes this period black comedy about a young prince from the kingdom of Southern Islands. The youngest of his silblings, Hans (Garrett Hedlund) knows he'll never take the throne for himself. Obsessed with being king, he will scheme, manipulate, lie, destroy lives, loves and reputations on his way to the throne, with his suave ways with women hiding a cruel sociopath who won't stop at nothing to get what he wants.

 

Judge Frollo

 

From the Academy Award nominated director of First Reformed Paul Schrader, comes the untold story of one of Disney's and Victor Hugo's darkest villains. Claude Frollo (Hugh Jackman) is a young orphan raised in a convent by priests. One day, he is caught with a woman and is severly punished by the priests, which causes Frollo to become an unforgiving and cruel religious man. As a judge, armed with a literal interpretation of the Bible, Frollo will torment, punish, torture and slaughter anyone he deems as a sinner, while he believes he is bringing the Wrath of God upon the wicked.

 

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Blofeld

 

Realising that heading up an organisation responsible for global chaos doesn't compensate for being shunned by half-brother James, Ernst falls into a downward spiral of dry Martini and painkiller addiction in a twisted form of tribute to him. Screenplay by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (inspired by characters created by a spinning-in-his-grave-by-now Ian Fleming) and featuring an awards-worthy turn by Christoph Waltz. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.     

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BRAINS

 

A loveable, but socially inept, scientific genius, lives with a family of six, and various others, on a remote island, "somewhere in the Pacific". Pissed at being passed-over, because of his stutter, he lusts after an oriental teenager, while she is wide, for a fair-haired astronaut. Added to this, he has to fight-off the advances of Grandma, who sees him as her toy boy.

The final straw comes when he is used to impersonate someone called "Hackenbacker", and, at the end of the mission, can't even get to first base, with Lady Penelope.

Seeing an opportunity to make it on his own, he is won over by a bald dude, with glowing eyes, (who, incidentally, happens to be the half-brother of the teenager's dad), who promises him riches beyond compare  He opens up a beer factory, and secretly begins injecting harmful bacteria into the bottles, to create the Corona Virus...

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Bob

 

In the media, he is known as a goofy sideshow on a wildly successful kids' program during the early 90s. But, in private, he is actually a cruel, heartless serial killer, with a creepy obsession for a young boy. From director David Fincher, comes the most horrifying serial killer movie since Seven: Sideshow Bob!

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Young Bruce, a timid but kindly lad, has led a sheltered life under the protection of his loving parents Thomas and Martha. One terrible evening, Bruce's world is shattered when he witnesses the brutal and pointless murder of his mum and dad by cowardly villains. Fuelled by a desire for justice, and faced with the difficulties of surviving alone in a ruthless and indifferent world, Bruce is forced to grow in strength and resilience, physically and emotionally. Tragically, however, his good-hearted personality is consumed by a burning hatred for those who wronged him, and their kind, and he develops a psychopathic obsession with revenge. His descent into madness builds with horrifying inevitability towards the commencement of his first campaign of terror near a small island off the coast of New England. Jon Favreau's darkest movie yet, Bad Fish, opens worldwide on Friday.

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Adolf

 

Award winning filmmaker Roman Polanski directs this inspiring take on one of history's most famous men. Ostracized and misunderstood by society, Adolf has always had a fascination with history and the origins of civilization in the continent of Europe. His goal to create a representative state runs into a few hurdles with vicious enemies looking to take him down at any cost. Adolf overcomes his demons and finds an ingenious solutions that will take out his enemies by the dozens possibly millions. With a screenplay by Woody Allen, the film will star Kevin Spacey making his long awaited return to the big screen. Harvey Weinstein will produce the film under his new studio tentatively called You all knew, stop pretending.

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