SUICIDE SQUAD: THE JOKER starring Jared Leto (TBD)
1 1

21 posts in this topic

76,967 posts
Quote

Warner Bros. is looking to expand on Jared Leto’s version of the Joker, which debuted in 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” with a movie of his own. Sources tell Variety that Leto is set to star and exec produce an untitled standalone film, paving the way for future movies branching from “Suicide Squad.”


Plot details are currently unknown, but the studio’s idea is to expand on the world created by “Suicide Squad” and tie into future installments of that property. Warner Bros. already announced that Margot Robbie’s version of Harley Quinn would be getting her own movie with a “Birds of Prey” feature, and the next goal was setting up a film for Leto’s Joker.

 

When Warner Bros. announced last fall that it was developing a Joker origin tale from Todd Phillips, the studio emphasized that this did not mean the end for Leto’s Joker. Rather, Phillips’ film would fall under a new origins banner that would be separate from the current cinematic DC universe. This new banner would allow multiple actors and versions based on the same character with no overlap, and WB has already tapped Joaquin Phoenix to star in Phillips’ Joker pic.


Leto’s Joker, as fans noted, was almost a glorified cameo in “Suicide Squad.” The Oscar-winner had made it clear following the film’s release that he hoped to expand on the character in future films in a more substantive, if not starring, role.

 

Edited by Bosco685

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29,152 posts

gotta say i'm underwhelmed.  would take great reviews to send me to the theater for this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,625 posts

I'm in for anything with the Joker. I wasn't crazy about Suicide Squad, but I thought Leto did okay with what he had to work with. It's just a shame that Heath is gone, and that Jack is too old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10,263 posts

Waste of time and money to make. Ugh. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,466 posts

The next big DC Flop, although to be honest I'm sure there will be a flew others before then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,533 posts

couldn't possibly be worse than Suicide Squad, could it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4,249 posts
48 minutes ago, paperheart said:

couldn't possibly be worse than Suicide Squad, could it?

This.

And so now we've got two different Joker stand-alone films coming out?

Is DC just annoucing 2-3 projects at a time and then opting to pick whichever one fans seem to like more?

I mean -- done right, they both could work. But I'm more excited for a Joaquin Phoenix take than a redux of Jared Leto -- Granted - he was one of the better parts of the turd that was Suicide Squad, but his voice seemed off for the character.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,214 posts

I really like Leto's Joker (from the small portions we got to see).  The odds of this movie failing is unlikely.  It's the first solo Joker movie...almost impossible to mess up.

 

However, if this isn't an R-rated movie then ignore everything I just saidO.o.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
883 posts

Did not like Suicide Squad but Leto is a monumental actor.  His Joker was outstanding even though I didn’t care for the lame tattooed look.  Heath has been the benchmark though and I’ve been waiting for a comic book film to exceed The Dark Knight for a long time and still remain disappointed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4,249 posts
1 hour ago, AnthonyTheAbyss said:

 It's the first solo Joker movie...almost impossible to mess up.

Aren't we still expecting the Joaquin Phoenix solo Joker movie first?

You know - the one directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Scorsese?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,533 posts
13 minutes ago, Gatsby77 said:

Aren't we still expecting the Joaquin Phoenix solo Joker movie first?

You know - the one directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Scorsese?

wait, i thought the Harley/Joker love story by Ficarra & Requa was up first

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,214 posts
21 minutes ago, Gatsby77 said:

Aren't we still expecting the Joaquin Phoenix solo Joker movie first?

You know - the one directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Scorsese?

 

6 minutes ago, paperheart said:

wait, i thought the Harley/Joker love story by Ficarra & Requa was up first

 

I take back everything I said in my previous post.  This entire Joker thing is going to be a cluster :censored:.

 

If people on this forum are confused then the general public has no chancelol.

 

***I still like Leto's Joker(thumbsu

Edited by AnthonyTheAbyss
"are" instead of "is"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
91,836 posts
11 hours ago, AnthonyTheAbyss said:

.almost impossible to mess up.

That's like saying "it'll never go down in value".

It can absolutely fail.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9,207 posts

Yawn.

Didn't like Leto as Joker even in the extended edition of that turd of a movie. Will give this a massive miss.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,625 posts
On 6/7/2018 at 7:43 AM, bane said:

Yawn.

Didn't like Leto as Joker even in the extended edition of that turd of a movie. Will give this a massive miss.

The extended edition was worse than the theatrical, unlike the directors cut of Batman vs. Superman, which I thought was a big improvement. Suicide Squad suffered from a really bad villain and the tedium leading up to the wretched final confrontation. But I did like the Batman cameo and some of the characters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,100 posts

DC Fans: "PLEASE fix the DCEU - make it brighter, give us more Wonder Woman and a hopeful Superman again..."
DC:  "Here's our darkest, most twisted character - twice. By two different actors...shhhhhhhhhh...just like it"

:facepalm:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15,533 posts
4 minutes ago, Thawk said:

DC Fans: "PLEASE fix the DCEU - make it brighter, give us more Wonder Woman and a hopeful Superman again..."
DC:  "Here's our darkest, most twisted character - twice. By two different actors...shhhhhhhhhh...just like pay to watch it"

:facepalm:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31,509 posts

DCU just throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks (probably nothing). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
883 posts

Leto’s talents were wasted in Suicide Squad due to bad writing/-script. Wish Scorsese or Nolan were directing him. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29,152 posts
4 hours ago, Grails said:

Leto’s talents were wasted in Suicide Squad due to bad writing/--script. Wish Scorsese or Nolan were directing him. 

probably true, but his "take" on the character just didn't push my buttons.  i found a youtube clip of "all joker scenes in ss" and watched it this morning. simply found it hard to watch, sure don't want to see 2 hours of it [but I'll go if critically well-received].  it's got to be a real dog for me not see a comic flick at the theater--supe 4, catwoman, elektra, punisher war zone, ghost rider 2, and the f.f. reboot are the only big-studio ones I can think of.  i'd like to have had my money back on some others, for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
1 1