JARED LETO's JOKER Breaking Out Into His Own Movie

Jared Leto’s Joker Is Getting His Own Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

The plan is for Warner Bros.to build out the world that it created with Suicide Squad.

Warner Bros. bosses are also working on the character's origin tale, which will be directed by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, with Joaquin Phoenix reportedly in the running to star in the project. " This is in keeping with Warner Bros.' recent push for various DCU projects meant to act as possible outlets for Margot Robbie's incarnation of Harley Quinn, such as Birds of Prey". After the movie came out, Leto spoke extensively about how many of his Joker scenes were cut from the film.

No word on how today's news about Jared Leto's Joker movie will affect that project.

Trump says summit with Kim is back on
Trump and Kim Jong-un, originally scheduled for June 12 but later canceled by Trump, can be restored, USA officials have said. Kim Yong Chol left his hotel in New York City early Friday for the trip to Washington in a convoy of SUVs.

It's said Jared Leto is set to star in and executive produce an untitled standalone film, which could pave the way for future movies spinning off of Suicide Squad. Other films on DC's upcoming slate include a Harley Quinn spinoff, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam!, Wonder Woman 2 and Aquaman, which is scheduled for release in November. Also unknown is whether or not that will begin filming before or after the Suicide Squad sequel, which is expected to go into production at some point next year.

Warner Bros. seems to have a profound misunderstanding of what many viewers want, as evidenced by films like Batman v. Superman and Justice League. One movie will be the origin story, while Jared Leto's will focus on the partly established character that we saw glimpses of during Suicide Squad.

This Joker standalone is now searching for a writer, and it's not clear when it would start filming. You can read the original report over at Variety.

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