Jared Leto reportedly to star in standalone Joker film

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

While there are no known details for what this Leto-led Joker movie's plot may be, Kroll says "the studio's idea is to expand on the world created by "Suicide Squad" and tie into future installments of that property".

Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is set to head off on her own adventures, but don't you worry about the Joker; Warner Bros.is giving her main squeeze a new gig too.

A Joker movie starring Jared Leto is officially happening!

Leto first appeared as the Joker to mixed reactions in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, with fans pointing out his role was little more than a glorified cameo given lack of screen time, and naysayers saying both the film and Joker sucked. 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.

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. One movie will be the origin story, while Jared Leto's will focus on the partly established character that we saw glimpses of during Suicide Squad.

"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. According to reports, Warner Brothers and DC Films are looking to delve into their characters from prior films.

It's currently unknown when this film would go into production, as Leto and the studio will now search for a writer.

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