If Harley Quinn can get her own film, so can the Joker.
It has been revealed that Jared Leto will star in a standalone film as the Clown Prince of Gotham. Leto portrayed the Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. According to Variety Warner Bros. are branching out from the Skwad. At this point in time plot details are unknown.
Leto will star and exec produce the untitled Joker standalone film set within the DC Extended Universe.
Todd Phillips (Hangover) is currently developing a Joker origins film for the studio, this will be set up under a different banner of DC films, separate from the DCEU. This allows the studio to use the same characters without tying down to a larger shared universe. Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in Phillips’ Joker pic.
It’s not known when Leto’s film will go into production. The studio along with Leto will now turn their attention to finding a writer.
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