​One of Batman and DC Comic's greatest villains, The Joker is the main character of just a deluge of films in production by Warner Bros., and it's sometimes hard to keep track of what is or isn't really happening.


Confirmed, are ​Jared ​Leto's solo Joker film spinning off of his role in 2016's Suicide Squad, and a separate non-canon Joker film set in thew '80s starring Joaquin Phoenix. Other ​rumored projects all revolve around Leto and long-in-the-works ideas featuring the Birds of Prey and a Margot Robbie featuring Harley Quinn solo film.

Phoenix's Joker film seems to be fully in-production, however; as the You Were Never Really Here actor recently told ​Collider that he, "wouldn’t quite classify this as like any genre."


"I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero movie, or a studio movie," he said of the Todd Phillips-produced Joker film. "It feels unique, and I think more then anything, and probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, and so that’s exciting."

"I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real life struggles," he continued, "and sometimes that is uncovered and exposed, and sometimes it isn’t, and so I always felt, like, there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserve the opportunity to be kind of studied."

The films is rumored to explore the Joker's origin as a failed comedian, as well as ​potentially star Thomas Wayne, Batman's father and former head of Wayne Industries before the street alley murder that catalyzed this son's transition into the crime fighter.


With Phoenix's deal with Warner Bros. finalized, the untitled Joker project will reportedly go into production this fall.