Several websites have just posted some news coming from ‘Variety’ which is both interesting and a tad confusing. You probably already know that Warner Bros. is developing a Joker film with Todd Phillips that may star Joaquin Phoenix [a great choice, might I add], and will probably be an origin story.
Well, now it seems that Jared Leto, despite the mixed response [personally I found Cesar Romero to be more menacing] to his incarnation of the character in Suicide Squad, is getting another go at the Joker. Leto is going to star and exec produce an untitled standalone film that will pave the way for future movies branching from Suicide Squad. Warners have already announced that Margo Robbie’s Harley Quinn would be getting her own movie.
It seems that this new movie will be part of the current DC universe while the other Joker film will be part of a separate “origins” series that would be separate and will allow for different versions of the same characters with no overlap….which is something I personally can’t see DC pulling off considering their usual ineptitude [three lousy films and one pretty good one]. But we shall see.