Warner Bros. has announced that they’re going to be working on another Joker standalone movie which is star Jared Leto as the Joker.
The DC film universe is becoming more and more convoluted every day. First, we learnt that they are making a standalone Joker movie which will be directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips, produced by Martin Scorsese, and is supposedly going to star Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. Yet, this film is going to be set apart from the current DC cinematic universe, and now we’re hearing that they’re going to make another standalone Joker movie with Jared Leto in the lead that will be part of the DCEU.
All of this is enough to give one a splitting headache, which I have right now. It just all seems a bit much. Anyway, according to Variety, Warner Bros. is going ahead with the Leto Joker movie, and they’re hoping that this film will help to pave the way for future Suicide Squad spinoffs. So, you Deadshot and Harley Quinn fans out there could be watching their standalone movies sometime in the not-so-distant future.
“Plot details are currently unknown,” wrote Variety’s Justin Krool, “but the studio’s idea is to expand on the world created by Suicide Squad and tie into future installments of that property. Warner Bros. already announced that Margot Robbie’s version of Harley Quinn would be getting her own movie with a Birds of Prey feature, and the next goal was setting up a film for Leto’s Joker.”
I’m not so sure this is a good idea. Firstly, audiences will already be slightly confused by there being two separate depictions of the Joker on the big screen practically simultaneously. Then there’s the fact that it’ll naturally cause people to side with one version over the other, which will spark negative and I assume rather heated debates on the Internet. Finally, Jared Leto’s Joker was widely well received, so why carry on with him? None of this would help DC and Warner Bros.’ current bad press.
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