10 actors who could play The Joker in Martin Scorsese's upcoming prequel

The DC Extended Universe is expanding in a slightly unexpected direction with the news that an origin movie is in the works for The Joker, arch-nemesis of Batman and arguably just as iconic a figure in the DC pantheon.

However, it is already confirmed that director Todd Phillips’ as yet untitled film will not star Jared Leto (whose take on the character in 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’ proved divisive), and will instead recast with a younger actor to portray the Clown Prince of Crime in his earliest days.

The big question is, who should play the young Joker in this DCEU prequel? Here are our top ten suggestions.

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