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, "
Joaquin Phoenix's standalone #Joker movie will begin shooting this September — Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) July 10, 2018
The Todd Phillips directed origin story will take place in the '80s and, "is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale."
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Exclusive: Joaquin Phoenix talks to us about his "unique" Joker movie + why it scares him. https://t.co/K2PK83I67b— Collider (@Collider) July 12, 2018