Jared Leto Fails To Read The Room, Announces New Joker Film

Jared Leto The Joker Suicide Squad

For now, it seems that Warner Bros. and Jared Leto will be hunting for a writer and a director to get the ball rolling for yet another Joker movie.

The current list of announced projects on the DC Comics slate of movies at Warner Bros is hefty, and there are now four Joker-family movies announced, with Suicide Squad 2 as the fourth which is still evidently on the way.

The studio is reportedly planning to expand the universe established in Ayer's film by creating standalone movies on its characters.

The untitled standalone movie will see Leto serving as an executive producer in addition to his starring role.

Despite earning bad reviews, "Suicide Squad" (2016) made Warner Bros. nearly $747 million at the worldwide box office. Last year, the studio announced that Todd Philips (The Hangover, War Dogs) will be co-writing and directing an origins tale for Joker.

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What do you think about a Jared Leto Joker movie?

Warner Bros has given the green light to a standalone movie, expanding on Leto interpretation's of him, Variety reported on Tuesday. Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play the character in that film but no overlap between the two is expected.

This Joker standalone is now searching for a writer, and it's not clear when it would start filming. We already know, for example, that Leto is set to reprise his role in the sequel to Suicide Squad, set to begin filming in 2019.

So wait a minute...how many individual, concurrently made Joker movies do we need?

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