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John Carpenter is Co-Writing a Joker One-Shot For DC Comics

July 14, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Joker Year of the Villain

Action-horror icon John Carpenter is dipping his toes into comic books for a Joker one-shot comic. DC Comics announced late last week that the Halloween and Big Trouble in Little China writer-director will write Joker: The Year of the Villain alongside Anthony Birch (Borderlands 2). This is their second comic together, following 2017’s Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack, which was set in the world of Carpenter’s action film.

The film is described as follows:

“Now a human-alien hybrid, Lex Luthor has made his appeal to the world, asking its citizens to embrace doom and give in once and for all to evil, humanity’s true nature. In exchange, he will grant them the tools to ascend to their ultimate selves. While some DC villains (and heroes) are willing to hear what “Apex Lex” has to offer, the Clown Prince of Crime isn’t going to wait around until Lex gets to him. This puts The Joker on a mission to get his swagger back in a world gone bad by out-badding everyone else, proving that the greatest evil is always the one that leaves them laughing.”

Joker: The Year of the Villain releases on October 9th.