Confused with the Joker goings-on right now? Prepare to take a deep breath, in that case…
As per Variety, Jared Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime is set to get his own solo picture. And yes, this will be part of Warner Brothers’ DC Extended Universe. Not only will Leto star, he’ll also be serving as executive producer on the film.
If you remember back, Leto’s Mr J is due to join Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in a twisted romance movie. That film, however, has been put on the backburner a tad as the Robbie-headlined Birds of Prey is a bigger priority for the WB.
Similarly, a Joker origin movie of sorts is also in development, with that actually having a different Jester of Genocide to Jared Leto. That film will be directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips and is being overseen by Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio and Joaquin Phoenix are just two of the names linked to the Joker role in that origin effort. That film, though, is being developed completely outside of Leto and his DCEU Joker.
As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.