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

Jared Leto’s Joker Is Getting His Own Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Jared Leto’s Joker Set for Standalone Movie at Warner Bros.

After the movie came out, Leto spoke extensively about how many of his Joker scenes were cut from the film.

"The Joker is somebody who doesn't really respect things like personal space or boundaries", Leto explained of his method "antics" back in the Suicide Squad days.

This comes after Warner Brothers and DC Films said they were working on another movie with Tod Phillips as the director and Martin Scorsese as the producer.

Jared Leto IS reprising his role as The Joker, with a standalone movie for his take on the character reportedly confirmed.

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As Variety reports, Leto will star in and executive produce the film, which is part of DC's plan to expand its own universe to catch up with Marvel's successes.

There is a so-called "R-rated girl gang" movie in the pipeline, Birds of Prey, centred around Robbie's Harley Quinn. Something like Suicide Squad can kind of stand on its own wobbly feet, but the big draw for that film was the concept of bad guys sort of doing good, and the debut of beloved characters like Robbie's Harley Quinn.

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. Much like how Warner Bros. stressed previous year that that film did not mean Leto was out as the Clown Prince of Crime in the DCU, it would seem Phillips' film isn't off the table either. Yet.

Moreover, the marketing campaign for the film was poorly done, as it focused on Leto's character when the movie didn't actually revolve around him.

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