Jared Leto to star in and produce his own Joker movie

According to Variety, Jared Leto is set to star in and executive produce his very own Joker movie. The plan is for Warner Bros. to build out the world that it created with Suicide Squad.

Margot Robbie is getting her own Harley Quinn “girl gang” movie, and now Leto has his own Joker movie. Both will take place within a Suicide Squad Universe, according to Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Collider.

Warner Bros. has also been working on a separate Joker movie with director Todd Phillips, and Joaquin Phoenix has been in talks to star. No word on how today’s news about Jared Leto’s Joker movie will affect that project. Update: Deadline says the Phillips Joker movie is still in the works.

Variety is unsure as to whether Jared Leto’s Joker movie will come before or after a Suicide Squad sequel. For now, the movie is still in the early stages and is searching for a writer.

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SOURCE: Variety