Jared Leto Gets His Own Joker Movie for DC and Warner Bros

Kelvin Reese
June 7, 2018

Jared Leto is reportedly set to star in a standalone movie about the Joker. Leto and the studio are searching for a writer, and its now unclear if the Joker movie would go into production before Suicide Squad 2.

There is a so-called "R-rated girl gang" movie in the pipeline, Birds of Prey, centred around Robbie's Harley Quinn.

The plan is for Warner Bros.to build out the world that it created with Suicide Squad.

It's now unknown when this particular Joker film starring Leto would go into production, as the project has yet to hire a writer to pen the script.

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. It's always been known that The Hangover's Todd Phillips is directing an origin movie of the Clown Prince of Crime produced by Martin Scorsese and reportedly starring Joaquin Phoenix. The studio's new direction means multiple actors can star as different versions of the same character without overlap. It's not clear if Warner Bros. intends to actually make both films or if they're developing both to see which one they'd rather pursue.

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Two years ago the Oscar-winning Leto played The Joker in Suicide Squad.

A Suicide Squad sequel is also in the post, due to go into production in 2019, and that's aside from the now in-development The Batman from Matt Reeves, helmsman of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes.

This Joker standalone is now searching for a writer, and it's not clear when it would start filming.

So wait a minute...how many individual, concurrently made Joker movies do we need?

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