Jared Leto’s Joker should come back for his own stand-alone movie.
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Warner Bros. DC comics movie universe just a little more complicated with reports indicating that Jared Leto’s maniacal version of The Joker is getting his own stand-alone film that is set in the same universe as “Justice League.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leto’s version of the infamous “Batman” villain, who made his debut in the 2016 film “Suicide Squad” is in the talks to give the character more depth in a film of his own. It would be a spin-off to the previous movie and take place in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), that plays also the home of “Man of Steel”, “Batman vs. Superman,” “Wonder Woman” and more.
“Squad” directed by David Ayer, a gross profit of $746 million, but was panned by the critics for a large part because Leto’s character was used for the hype of the film, but his last role was considered by many to be a glorified cameo.
To make matters even more complicated, Several reports that Warner Bros. previously announced that it will be making another “Squad” spin-off by giving Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character her own movie with “birds of prey.” In addition, it has also tapped Joaquin Phoenix star in an origin story for The Joker. This means that the universally maligned “Suicide Squad” have now about three spin-offs in addition to a planned “Wonder Woman” sequel, an “Aquaman” standalone film, “Suicide Squad” sequel, and the upcoming release of “Shazam.”
It is unknown at this time where in the Warner Bros. and DC’s movie release timeline one of these films will take place, let alone the DCEU the canonical timeline.