Last night, Deadline exclusively reported that a Joker origin film was in the works at Warner Bros., but would not take place within the established DC Extended Universe. The DCEU currently consists of ‘Man of Steel‘, ‘Batman v Superman‘, ‘Suicide Squad’, and ‘Wonder Woman‘, and has films such as ‘Flashpoint’, ‘Shazam’, ‘Black Adam’, ‘Green Lantern Corps’, and ‘Cyborg’ in it’s future.
Because of this, Jared Leto will not be reprising his role of the Clown Prince of Crime in this film, he is however expected to make an appearance in both ‘Suicide Squad 2’ and ‘Gotham Sirens’, which will both be part of the DCEU and feature Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Todd Phillips (The Hangover) will reportedly direct this villainous origin film, as well as co-write the script with Scott Silver (8 Mile). Martin Scorsese has signed on as a produce, alongside Philips.
What are your thoughts on a new universe of DC characters at Warner Bros? Which character would you like to see get their own film outside of the DCEU?