Warner Bros. is seeking to develop on Jared Leto’s model of the Joker, which debuted in 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” with a movie of his own.
Sources inform Selection that Leto is set to star and exec produce an untitled standalone movie, paving the way in which for future films branching from “Suicide Squad.”
Plot particulars are presently unknown, however the studio’s concept is to develop on the world created by “Suicide Squad” and tie into future installments of that property. Warner Bros. already introduced that Margot Robbie’s model of Harley Quinn can be getting her own movie with a “Birds of Prey” characteristic, and the subsequent aim was establishing a movie for Leto’s Joker.
When Warner Bros. introduced final fall that it was creating a Joker origin story from Todd Phillips, the studio emphasised that this didn’t imply the tip for Leto’s Joker. Moderately, Phillips’ movie would fall beneath a brand new origins banner that will be separate from the present cinematic DC universe. This new banner would permit a number of actors and variations based mostly on the identical character with no overlap, and WB has already tapped Joaquin Phoenix to star in Phillips’ Joker pic.
Leto’s Joker, as followers famous, was nearly a glorified cameo in “Suicide Squad.” The Oscar-winner had made it clear following the movie’s launch that he hoped to develop on the character in future movies in a extra substantive, if not starring, position.
It’s presently unknown when this movie would go into manufacturing, as Leto and the studio will now seek for a author. It’s additionally unclear if this movie would shoot earlier than or after the beforehand introduced sequel to “Suicide Squad,” which is believed to enter manufacturing someday in 2019.
Leto was most just lately seen in “Blade Runner: 2049” and Netflix’s “The Outsider.” He is repped by CAA and Untitled Leisure.