Jared Leto Gets His Own Joker Movie for DC and Warner Bros. — Report

IndieWire | 6/5/2018 | Staff
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Despite earning terrible reviews, “Suicide Squad” (2016) made Warner Bros. almost $747 million at the worldwide box office. In addition to the “Suicide Squad” sequel, the studio is now developing a third offshoot of the David Ayer feature with a standalone film dedicated to Jared Leto’s the Joker.

Leto would also executive produce the tentpole, which does not yet have a writer or director attached. Leto first served as executive producer on his 2003 John David Chapman biopic, “Chapter 27,” and most recently on Netflix’s “The Outsider,” in which he also starred.

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“I loved the Joker, he’s a great character, a really fun character to play,” Leto said in a September interview with the British YouTube channel ODE Entertainment. “It’s a big universe and when you play the Joker, there’s no ownership there. You have the honor of holding the baton for a little while and then passing it off. But there are other films in development and I’m excited to see what comes from them.”

DC’s prior Joker, Heath Ledger, won a posthumous Oscar for playing the smarmy anti-hero in Christopher Nolan’s “The...
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