Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Jared Leto in Talks for Standalone ‘Joker’ Movie

Jared Leto in Talks for Standalone ‘Joker’ Movie

Then, when the film came out, Leto's character had been more-or-less edited out of it.

Last fall, Warner Bros. announced that a Joker origin story separate from the Suicide Squad depiction and the current DC cinematic universe was also in development. This means that the critically maligned "Suicide Squad" will now have roughly three spinoffs in addition to a planned "Wonder Woman" sequel, an "Aquaman" standalone film, a "Suicide Squad" sequel and the upcoming introduction of "Shazam".

Warner Bros is reportedly planning to make a movie on the version of Joker played by Jared Leto in David Ayer's Suicide Squad (2016), Variety reported. Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks star as the iconic comic book villain in that incarnation, but the studio has always been clear that those plans didn't signal the end for Leto's Joker.

The actor is set to star in the Warner Bros. Jared Leto is a played out actor who takes himself far too seriously, who I would be thrilled to not see except on rewatches of My So-Called Life. Plot details are under wraps, but the studio is looking to expand on the world created in Suicide Squad with new films tied into future installments of the property.

Moreover, the marketing campaign for the film was poorly done, as it focused on Leto's character when the movie didn't actually revolve around him.

Do you have any interest in seeing two different movies about two different Jokers?

And while many fans of Suicide Squad will be pleased to hear the news, the critical reception of Jared Leto's "The Joker" was polarizing, with some praising it, and others hating it.

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