Fans of Jared Leto’s portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad may be in for some disappointing news, as it appears Leto’s solo Joker film may no longer be happening.
According to Forbes, Leto’s Joker film has “fallen by the wayside” along with the “Mad Love-type Joker and Harley Quinn film.” Suicide Squad, itself, will reportedly move forward with a sort of “soft reboot,” and Forbes reports Margot Robbie’s Harley is not expected to return for the sequel.
“The Suicide Squad sequel…is expected to have a new cast of characters and avoid direct tie-in to the first film’s events,” Forbes reports. “Harley Quinn is not expected to return, and James Gunn’s script will be a new approach and rethinking of the property.”
“With Gunn on board as director, the film has plenty of room to bring a new flavor to the series and to the world of DC films as well.”
Reports of Leto’s Joker film began to surface last year, with sources saying Leto would star in and produce the project. Later on, a Joker origin film starring Joaquin Phoenix (and will include both Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth) was also announced, which wrapped filming late last year.
For more, be sure to check out our piece on the many origins of The Joker, as well as 12 other comic book supervillains we think deserve their own horror movies.
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