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Joker Spinoff Starring Jared Leto Heads To Development
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Suicide Squad Jared Leto as The Joker header image

It’s no surprise that Jared Leto‘s Joker in Suicide Squad was one of the most interesting takes on the character. It wasn’t like the comic books or the dark and grungy Joker. And that is one thing you have to respect in David Ayer’s film. But it also wasn’t a well-received character.

That being said, he is a part of the DCEU now. And for those who have been dying to know if he would get his own film, well, the studio has answered that question. New reports are saying WB is putting a Joker movie into development with Leto starring and executive producing. More on the story below.

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Joker Origins Film To Pull From ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’
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The Killing Joke

The history of the Joker is never told the same way, but there is one arc fans refer to as the definitive backstory for the Clown Prince of Crime, Batman: The Killing Joke. So it should come as no surprise that director Todd Philips would want to look at it for his Joker origins film.

A new report says Phillips will be drawing some inspiration from The Killing Joke, in which a failed comedian falls into a vat of acid bleaching his skin and warping his mind, for the still untitled Joker origins film. More on the story below.

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Joaquin Phoenix Nears A Deal To Play Joker In Todd Phillip’s Dark And Gritty Spinoff
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Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice

Warner Bros. is continuing to develop their DC film slate in the most interesting of ways. In addition to the number of DCEU films currently in development, they have launched a new series of films that are not set in the DCEU. These standalone films will be much darker takes on the characters involved. And it all starts with an untitled Joker origins film.

Written and directed by Todd Phillips, the film will be separate from the other DCEU films. The project was first announced late last summer. Jared Leto is still signed on to play the Clown Prince of Crime, having first appeared in Suicide Squad, and is expected to reprise his role in the Joker and Harley Quinn spinoff and other DCEU related titles. However, the plan for this movie was to cast someone else in the role. And now it looks like the director has found his actor. According to new reports, Joaquin Phoenix is close to inking a deal that will see him become the Joker.

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WB Looking At Leonardo DiCaprio As Joker For Origins Film
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WB Looking At Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Joker

“You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.” That Leonardo DiCaprio quote could be applied to the Joker origins film we found out about recently. When it was announced, I was curious at how a film that is separate from the DCEU could work. And did anyone really need a Joker film.

But now comes word that Warner Bros. is actually looking at DiCaprio to potentially fill the lead role. Considering that Martin Scorsese is producing, and the actor has appeared in five of his films, this couldn’t be a more perfect pairing. More on the story below.

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Joker and Harley Quinn Movie In The Works Starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
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Jared Leto and Margot Robbie as The Joker and Harley Quinn

I sure hope you like the Joker and Harley Quinn, geeks. Because a whole lot of them are incoming. We first saw the Batman villains together in Suicide Squad, played by Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. The actors will also be reprising the roles in the upcoming Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens. On top of all of that, we just found out two days ago that a Joker origins movie separate from the established DC extended universe is being developed. That project, however, will cast someone new to play the diabolical prankster.

Now comes word of a new project in the works. The movie, which doesn’t have a title yet, will focus on the Joker and Harley Quinn characters, with Leto and Robbie due to play them here as well.

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Joker Origins Film In The Works; Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips Involved
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Jared Leto as Joker in Suicide Squad

The origin of the Joker has always been a bit ambiguous, but the common basis of his ascension to become the clown prince of crime is that he fell into a vat of acid that bleached his skin pure white, dyed his hair green, his lips were colored ruby red. Of course, because there is no definitive story, everyone has a different interpretation. And now it looks like Warner Bros. wants to tell that story on the big screen by giving the Joker his own origins film.

Various reports confirm WB and DC are in the early stages of developing a Joker origins story. The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Martin Scorsese will be one of the film’s producers, while The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips is in talks to direct and co-write the script with 8 Mile’s Scott Silver. More on the story below.

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‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Trailer: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill Bring Iconic Story To Animated Life
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The Killing Joke Header Image

For the most part, WB’s animated take on DC heroes has had PG-13 tones, but the upcoming adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke will receive an R-rating. Based on the Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s famous comic book storyline of the same name, the animated direct-to-video feature will be close to its source and have voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively.

Now a new trailer has appeared showing us just how close the animated feature will be to its storyline. Check it out below.

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‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Animated Adaptation Coming To Home Video In 2016
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Batman: The Killing Joke

Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced on Friday that they will be producing three new direct-to-video animated features featuring Batman for release in 2016. With Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice poised to explode onto the big screen next March, there will no doubt be another resurgence of interest in Dark Knight-related merchandise.

Among the three new animated movies coming our way next year will be an adaptation of what is arguably one of the greatest stories of the Caped Crusader ever told, Batman: The Killing Joke.

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First Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In ‘Suicide Squad’
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Joker Illustration

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Joker’s first appearance in the DC Comics universe (in Batman #1). To mark the occasion, Suicide Squad director David Ayer has revealed the first full, official look at Jared Leto as the Joker in his upcoming Warner Bros. film.

Check out the image here below.

Earlier this month, Ayer had released the first cast photo from Suicide Squad, with the actors together for a table read, though Leto was notably absent for the gathering. Soon after, the director posted a photo of Leto striking a pose in homage to the Joker cover for the classic DC Comics The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore. But the actor was not in full-on Joker mode at that point and his face was obscured by the camera he was holding.

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‘Suicide Squad’: Jared Leto’s Joker Might Be Based On ‘The Dark Knight Returns’
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Jared Leto's Joker Might Be Based On 'The Dark Knight Returns

The two times that The Joker has appeared on film, we got two different stylistic approaches. So when we see him a third time in Suicide Squad, we’ll most likely see one that is unlike the other two.

Jared Leto will play the third incarnation of the Batman villain in David Ayer‘s film. We’ve seen the transformative process that the actor has undergone to become The Joker through social media, but all of those teases come short of the full reveal.

Now, a new report says that Leto’s Joker might actually be based on the character from Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns. Hit the jump for more.

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