Another day, another DC Film project announced.
Yesterday, it was revealed by Variety that Jared Leto is set to produce and star in a second Joker movie. This one would be directly connected to the Ayer/Suicide Squad universe.
Having Leto as a producer will likely give the Oscar-winning actor more creative control on the project, not unlike Margot Robbie’s deal on Birds of Prey.
The Todd Phillips origin Joker film is still reportedly happening as well.
Leto’s participation in the DCU seemed up in the air even though there had been talk of a Harley Quinn/Joker film in the works. Expanding on the Suicide Squad lineup isn’t terribly shocking as Will Smith was said to be getting his own spinoff for Deadshot as well.
It remains to be seen if Leto will appear in Birds of Prey, The Batman, or Suicide Squad 2.
When this project will come together is unknown as they will now pursue screenwriters and a director.