Warner Bros. really seems to have Joker on their mind. After all the previous rumors and rumblings of various Joker related projects on the way, a brand new report has shed light on another film to add to the board of possible DC related films.
According to Variety, the studio is in talks to allow Jared Leto to star in & executive producer an untitled standalone Joker film that will spin out of his portrayal of the character from 2016’s Suicide Squad. Other than the film starring Leto as the clown prince of crime, there is not other details about the film’s plot.
This is just one of many reported possible Suicide Squad spinoffs as Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn has multiple proposed films (recently rumored to be featured in a Birds of Prey film) and there have been multiple rumors around a Will Smith led Deadshot solo film.
This isn’t the first time that Joker has come up in films that WB might pursue. There were early rumblings of a Joker and Harley Quinn film starring Leto and Margot to come after Suicide Squad as well as both said to likely feature in the in development Suicide Squad 2 along with talk of a Martin Scorsese produced standalone Joker origin film set in the 80s that would not be part of the shared universe WB has been building.
There is no word on when this film would go into development/production, which fits it alongside most of the films that have been rumored or confirmed to come from Warner Bros.’ DC side of things. Outside of this fall’s Aquaman, next year’s Shazam! and Wonder Woman nothing else on the possible DC docket of films has a firm date or commitment from the studio.
Those possible films include the aforementioned films above along with The Batman, Nightwing, Batgirl, Black Adam, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Deathstroke, Man of Steel 2 and more.