Despite earning awful reviews, "Suicide Squad" (2016) made Warner Bros. nearly $747 million at the worldwide box office.
After starring as the Joker in the 2016 hit Suicide Squad, Jared will reportedly be reprising his role while also serving as executive producer on the project.
Of course, The Joker movie is in the early stages with no director or writer attached at this point, though the report from Variety indicates that Leto will produce the film in addition to his acting duties. Plot details are under wraps, but the studio is looking to expand on the world created in Suicide Squad with new films tied into future installments of the property.
Nevertheless, in the lamentable Suicide Squad, Jared Leto assumed the mantle and a seemingly untouchable role was, for better or worse, reborn.
Unarguably the greatest superhero movie ever made, in my humble opinion, the Christopher Nolan-directed sequel to Batman Begins is perhaps best known for Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008.
Instead, Phillips film would fall under a new "origins" banner which would be completely separate from the established DC cinematic universe.
If any villain in the DC Universe deserves his own spin-off movie, it's the sadistic, laugh-riot that is the Joker.