It seems like every day there's a new Batman or Joker movie. Warner Bros. has to hope there's an audience for all of these films. The latest one, The Hollywood Reporter reports, is an as-yet-untitled movie following Batman villains Joker and Harley Quinn. Unlike the Joker origin story announced the other day, this one would feature existing DC Extended Universe stars Jared Leto and Margot Robbie.
According to THR, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa ("This Is Us," "Crazy, Stupid, Love") are in final negotiations to write and direct this Joker and Harley movie. A source told THR it will be a "criminal love story," with another calling it "an insane and twisted love story. When Harry Met Sally on benzedrine."
This film will reportedly go forward after the "Suicide Squad" sequel, which is on the fast-track.
This is all separate from "The Batman" movie, which director Matt Reeves just said is a standalone film not part of the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. and DC are reportedly planning a whole new series of films not connected to the existing DCEU, including that Joker origin story.
There's clearly a lot going on in the Bat-verse, and much of it will probably stay head-scratching until more big picture and individual details are revealed. It's a work in progress.
Next up for the DCEU is "Justice League," coming out November 17.
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