Jared Leto In Talks For Getting His Own "Joker" Movie

Tanya Cunningham
June 7, 2018

It's also not certain if the Joker film would shoot before or after the previously announced sequel to Suicide Squad, which was rumored to start filming sometime in 2019.

Per Variety, it looks like we won't be starving for Joker movies anytime soon as Jared Leto's Joker will now receive his own standalone feature that is wholly unconnected from the Todd Phillips-directed origin feature that was announced past year. Other films on DC's upcoming slate include a Harley Quinn spinoff, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam!, Wonder Woman 2 and Aquaman, which is scheduled for release in November.

Jared Leto's version of the Joker, which made its debut just a few years ago in Suicide Squad, is getting its own film according to Variety. " This is in keeping with Warner Bros.' recent push for various DCU projects meant to act as possible outlets for Margot Robbie's incarnation of Harley Quinn, such as Birds of Prey". But one thing is for certain: two Joker movies are now being lined up. Jared Leto is a played out actor who takes himself far too seriously, who I would be thrilled to not see except on rewatches of My So-Called Life.

The news of Leto's Joker movie going forward all-but-confirms the strategy. Mind you; if there is one thing we have learnt about Warner Bros and their DC Extended Universe, it's that they do not know when to stop flogging a dead horse. As for Joaquin Phoenix taking on the Clown Prince of Crime with Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese, that remains a mystery.

While specific plot details remain unknown, reports suggest the studio is looking to expand the Suicide Squad world with a series of installments.

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