Warner. Bros just loves f*cking up, don’t they? Despite the fact that Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker was almost universally panned, the studio seems dead set on moving forward with the character anyway, not only featuring him in Suicide Squad 2, but also developing a standalone movie for him and Harley Quinn.
The untitled Joker/Harley Quinn project is being helmed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, directors and executive producers of the hit NBC drama This Is Us and who also wrote and helmed the 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Jared Leto (bad) and Margot Robbie (good) are set to reprise their roles as the love-locked villains.
Insiders say that the plan is for this feature to go after the studio makes a sequel to Suicide Squad. The latter is on the development fast-track and out to directors. But the Joker and Harley Quinn movie is also moving fast as Warners has to contend with actors’ holding agreements, say sources.
The film is described as a “criminal love story,” according to one source, featuring the two murdering maniacs who are cornerstones in the Batman mythos. One insider offered this: “an insane and twisted love story. When Harry Met Sally on benzedrine.”
Additionally, the project falls within Warners’ main line of movies based on their DC properties. That includes the current pics released and in production that feature Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, among other characters who collectively form the Justice League.