Jared Leto’s solo Joker movie is being ridiculed online. See reactions
Fans aren’t reacting kindly to news that Jared Leto would be starring in a solo Joker movie. Check out some of the best reactions.Updated: Jun 06, 2018 14:01 IST
Actor Jared Leto’s incarnation of Batman villain The Joker is getting his own movie. Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a stand-alone project and is currently hunting for writers for a take, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
Leto would star and executive produce the solo film that is set in the Suicide Squad universe.
Suicide Squad was directed by David Ayer and featured an array of DC villains as anti-heroes. This is the latest DC movie project being developed by Warner that is focusing on Joker and other villains.
The studio is already developing a so-called Joker origins movie, which would be directed by Todd Phillips and would potentially star Joaquin Phoenix. Other films on DC’s upcoming slate include a Harley Quinn spinoff, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam!, Wonder Woman 2 and Aquaman, which is scheduled for release in November.
There has been no update on Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie, to be directed by Matt Reeves.
The internet has not reacted positively to the news of Leto getting his own movie. The character appeared in a glorified cameo in Suicide Squad, and the Oscar-winner had voiced his displeasure at being cut out of the film. He’d also expressed a desire to further explore the Joker in future films.
Wow, there’s already a script for the Jared Leto Joker movie. It’s pretty twisted! pic.twitter.com/aCj6TY6iqc— popular comedy account "the pixelated boat" (@pixelatedboat) June 5, 2018
It's gonna be awkward when they make a Joker movie with Jared Leto and all his scenes get cut anyway— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) June 5, 2018
why would I pay to see a Jared Leto Joker movie when I can log onto twitter. search hashtag boycottstarwars, and witness a bunch of edgy middle aged clowns for FREE?— llewyn 🦈 (@aIexgarland) June 5, 2018
If I ever met Jared Leto I’d whisper into his ear "I bet you’re strong on the inside too"— Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) June 6, 2018
I can’t get behind any movie franchise whose business model is "keep encouraging Jared Leto"— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) June 6, 2018
I wonder what Jared Leto is gunna mail his costars this time. Maybe just take a big shit in a box and ship it out to craft services. Hoo boy, classic Joker!— Average White Man (@hotdiggedydemon) June 6, 2018
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