Jared Leto’s Joker was supposed to get his standalone solo movie following his run in the mixed reviewed Suicide Squad, but according to Hype Beast , Warner Bros have shelved the project. The DC Cinematic Universe is in flux with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn coming in and the success of ‘Aquaman’, and the teases for a Joker origin film starring Joaquin Phoenix may have seemingly forced a change in direction. It’s not completely clear but Leto’s future as the clown prince of crime seems to be in serious doubt.
The smart-ass nerd dudes at What Culture breaks down all the shakeups with DC movies in the video above and how it lead to this change.
It’s already been a busy week with DC as we learned that Ben Affleck is done with Batman, after the bad response to Justic League and his own solo Batman movie never getting off the ground. He explained it all this week on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’.