Aside from this Joker movie, it was previously announced that Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn was getting her own spin-off, which now appears to have been amalgamated with the Birds of Prey movie, set to be directed by Cathy Yan.
While there are no known details for what this Leto-led Joker movie's plot may be, Kroll says "the studio's idea is to expand on the world created by "Suicide Squad" and tie into future installments of that property". Leto, meanwhile, had little more than a cameo role as Joker in the poorly received Suicide Squad.More news: Apple watchOS 5 Adds Walkie-Talkie Feature, Activity Sharing, & More
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When Suicide Squad hit theaters, fans and critics were torn about how they felt about the film.
Jared Leto IS reprising his role as The Joker, with a standalone movie for his take on the character reportedly confirmed. It's always been known that The Hangover's Todd Phillips is directing an origin movie of the Clown Prince of Crime produced by Martin Scorsese and reportedly starring Joaquin Phoenix. Rather, Phillips' film would fall under a new origins banner that would be separate from the current cinematic DC universe. For now, the movie is still in the early stages and is searching for a writer.
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This is also in addition to the announced sequel to "Suicide Squad", which Variety said is expected to go into production in 2019.