Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Culture | By Jeremy Gray

Jared Leto to star in and produce his own Joker movie

Jared Leto to star in and produce his own Joker movie

In an attempt to rectify the matter, sources told Variety that the actor "is set to star and exec produce an untitled standalone film, paving the way for future movies branching from 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. The rumours were that Phillips' film would delve into the early history of the Clown Prince of Crime.

Making it even more unusual is that a Joker origins film is already in the works by director Todd Philips with Joaquin Phoenix and Leonardo di Caprio having been rumoured as options to play the Joker in this film.

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All of this Joker news is starting to get as confusing as Matt Reeves' The Batman.

It's being reported that Jared Leto is getting a solo Joker movie of his own as Warner Bros wants to expand on his version of the character. Warners is on track for their previously announced plan to launch Harley-centric Birds of Prey movie, with Leto's Joker movie set to follow. But one thing is for certain: two Joker movies are now being lined up. According to reports, Warner Brothers and DC Films are looking to delve into their characters from prior films. 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. In addition to the "Suicide Squad" sequel, the studio is now developing a third offshoot of the David Ayer feature with a standalone film dedicated to Jared Leto's the Joker.

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