JOAQUIN PHOENIX is in talks to play the Joker in a movie that will explore the character’s origins. It’ll be set in the ’80s, and it’s being described as more of a “gritty crime drama” than a superhero movie.
This is part of that confusing thing DC is doing, where they’ll have all kinds of offshoot movies that don’t take place in the larger DC Universe. So JARED LETO will probably STILL play the Joker in “Suicide Squad 2”.
The new Joker movie will be directed by Todd Phillips, who’s better known for COMEDY. His credits include “Old School”, “Starsky & Hutch”, and the “Hangover” movies.