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Jared Leto's Joker to get his own movie

07 June 2018
Jared Leto's Joker to get his own movie

After the movie came out, Leto spoke extensively about how many of his Joker scenes were cut from the film. Robbie's Harley Quinn was the clear standout of the otherwise dingy and weird Suicide Squad, so a spin-off featuring her makes ideal sense.

According to Variety, Jared Leto is set to star in and executive produce his very own Joker movie.

The report also mentions a search is underway for a writer, and that it is unknown when it will start filming or even if it will film before or after Suicide Squad 2.

Leto's Joker film will become the second film on Joker to be under production by Warner Bros and DC Comics once an official announcement is made.

After the shocking reveal that Warner Bros. had plans to make a movie focused on the classic Batman villain the Joker as played by Jared Leto, many fans asked one pressing question: what about the many, many other projects in the works featuring the Clown Prince of Crime?

Joaquin Phoenix is already set to play the Joker (reportedly) in that above-mentioned 1980's set origin film, but as it will be under what Variety is terming an "origins" banner, it will be firmly set outside of the continuity of the mainline DCU on film.

Those films will allow the studio to tell new stories based on the same characters but with no overlap with their current DC Extended Universe (DCEU) which includes Ben Affleck's Batman, Henry Cavill's Superman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. Leto's "Suicide Squad" incarnation was more cruel and self-assured, sporting slicked-back hair, face tattoos, and silver-capped fangs. The character appeared in a glorified cameo in Suicide Squad, and the Oscar-winner had voiced his displeasure at being cut out of the film.

Leto and the studio are now looking for a writer for the project, but there's no start date in place.