Well, this is an interesting piece of news.
It’s been a few years since Oscar winner Jared Leto was announced as the Clown Prince of Crime in the DC Extended Universe. He made his debut in the panned Suicide Squad film. The film itself was ridiculed like fans, and while the majority of the characters were actually enjoyed, Leto’s portrayal of the Joker wasn’t exactly adored.
Some (like me) loved the unpredictability of the character but thought he was under-utilized, and others thought he hammed it up way too much. However, like it or not, it sounds like he’ll be getting much more to do in the near future.
According to sources from Variety, Leto will be getting his very own Joker standalone movie. This seems to be a move from Warner Bros. to create more spinoff films from Suicide Squad that will tie into future films in that franchise. With Harley Quinn getting Birds of Prey, the Joker is the next move from the studio. It is not clear whether or not that Harley Quinn vs. Joker film is still happening.
To be clear, this standalone Joker film will be different from the standalone Joker film from Todd Phillips that will reportedly star Joaquin Phoenix. That film is set outside of the DC Extended Universe, while the Leto film will be inside said universe. Should this movie actually happen, we’ll have a much larger sample size to know whether or not Leto’s interpretation is really bad or good.
There is currently no date set for this film, and it’s unclear whether or not it will come before Suicide Squad 2 hits theaters.
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