When Jared Leto's unusual portrayal of the Joker made an appearance in Warner Bros' Suicide Squad movie, I think it's safe to say that many people were left a little disappointed and underwhelmed after all the hype around the actor's performance. The Hollywood trade describes as part of a series of Suicide Squad spin-offs, also including an in development Birds of Prey film co-starring Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
As for the movie starring Leto's Joker, it's not yet known when that will go into production. "Suicide Squad" spinoff focusing on the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker.
One of the - many - overwhelming criticisms of the movie was Leto's lacklustre Joker, which, though little more than a glorified cameo, didn't quite measure up to the freaky tales from the movie's set. "It's a big universe and when you play the Joker, there's no ownership there".
Things are about to get even more confusing with your favorite DC characters as Variety reports that Jared Leto's Joker will be getting his own solo movie set in the DCEU. Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks star as the iconic comic book villain in that incarnation, but the studio has always been clear that those plans didn't signal the end for Leto's Joker. Jared Leto is a played out actor who takes himself far too seriously, who I would be thrilled to not see except on rewatches of My So-Called Life.
Warner Bros. seems to have a profound misunderstanding of what many viewers want, as evidenced by films like Batman v. Superman and Justice League. For now, the movie is still in the early stages and is searching for a writer.