Just In: Jared Leto’s Joker may be getting his very own movie

This will mark the second Joker film that DC is reportedly developing

Entertainment Desk June 06, 2018

British star Jared Leto will soon be acting in and executive producing a yet-to-be-titled Joker film, reported VarietyThe upcoming venture endeavor is said to be “paving the way” for further Suicide Squad spin-offs.

This will mark the second Joker film that DC is reportedly developing. In 2017, Warner Bros and DC revealed that a Joker origin movie was in the works, but that it would stand entirely separate from Leto’s portrayal of Joker.

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This film will star Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and seems to be the first of many origin movies from DC which would allow multiple actors and multiple versions of the same character without any overlap.


However, the studio emphasized that Suicide Squad would not be the last time we saw Jared Leto’s Joker.  Even before the release of Suicide Squad in 2016, Warner Bros had a Harley Quinn spin-off starring Margot Robbie in development. Although plot details for either movie are unknown, the studio clearly plans on expanding on the universe created by Suicide Squad.

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Fans complained that Jared Leto’s Joker did not get enough screen-time in Suicide Squad and Leto himself told IGN that he was upset at how his character was handled. The actor made it clear he hoped to expand on the character in future films.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leto was displeased with the idea of having another Joker played by a different actor.

The sequel to Suicide Squad is reportedly set to go into production in 2019 and it is unclear whether this film will be shot before or after the previously announced sequel. As of now, the film does not have a writer or director.

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Warner Bros is working on three other DC films: Aquaman set for release in December 2018 and Shazam! and Wonder Woman 2 for 2019.

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