Just recently, it was announced that Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese would collaborate on an origin film about Batman’s iconic nemesis, The Joker. Now, it has been revealed that DC Films/Warner Bros. is developing a second Joker feature — a team-up movie with Harley Quinn.
This villainous adventure will see Jared Leto reprising his role as the Clown Prince of Crime alongside Margot Robbie’s Quinn. This means the new film will be set in the same DC Extended Universe as Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman, and the upcoming Justice League. (In contrast, Scorsese and Phillips’ movie will be part of a new, separate universe of Batman-related films, which may or may not include Matthew Reeves’ The Batman movie starring Ben Affleck. DC’s cinematic strategies are clearly well-thought-out.)
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaking duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in the final stages of negotiations to write and direct the “criminal love story.” The pair executive produce and direct the NBC hit This Is Us and have written and directed the comedies Crazy, Stupid, Love and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Insiders tell THR that this project is further along in development than the Joker origin story and is being fast-tracked to meet the actors’ holding agreements. The current plan is to release the Joker/Quinn movie after the Suicide Squad sequel, which is currently seeking a director.
Previously, it was reported that DC/WB was developing an all-female film for Robbie as Quinn called Gotham City Sirens. They are also still on the hunt for a director for The Flash: Flashpoint, and Joss Whedon is working on a Batgirl film.
The Dynamic Duo: Jared Leto and Margot Robbie’s Anticipated Return
Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are set to reprise their roles as the Clown Prince of Crime and the unpredictable Harley Quinn, respectively, in the upcoming Joker and Harley Quinn movie. Both actors received mixed reviews for their performances in Suicide Squad, but their on-screen chemistry was undeniable. Fans are eager to see how the two will further develop their characters and delve into the complex relationship between the infamous villains.
A Twisted Love Story: Exploring the Relationship Between Joker and Harley Quinn
The Joker and Harley Quinn’s relationship has always been a twisted and complicated one. From Harley’s beginnings as Joker’s psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum to her transformation into his devoted sidekick, their dynamic has been a fascinating aspect of the DC universe. The upcoming movie will provide an opportunity to explore their tumultuous relationship in greater depth, shedding light on their toxic romance and the psychological toll it takes on both characters.
Behind the Scenes
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the filmmaking duo behind hits like Crazy, Stupid, Love, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, are in final negotiations to write and direct the Joker and Harley Quinn movie.
Their unique blend of comedy, drama, and romance is a promising fit for a film that will explore the twisted love story between two of DC’s most iconic villains. It will be interesting to see how Ficarra and Requa approach the material, adding their own flair while staying true to the comic book origins.
Plot Speculations: What Can We Expect from the Joker and Harley Quinn Adventure?
Although details about the plot of the Joker and Harley Quinn movie are scarce, fans are already speculating about the direction the story might take. Will the film focus on their criminal exploits, or delve deeper into their twisted relationship?
Perhaps we’ll see them go head-to-head with other DC characters, such as Batman or members of the Suicide Squad. Regardless of the specific storyline, the film is sure to provide plenty of action, dark humor, and captivating character development.
Comparing Universes: The DC Extended Universe vs. Scorsese and Phillips’ Joker Origin Film
The Joker and Harley Quinn movie will be set in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), which includes Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman, and the upcoming Justice League. This universe will be separate from the new Joker origin film, directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese. This distinction has led to some confusion among fans, as both projects will feature the iconic villain. It remains to be seen how the two films will differentiate themselves and what this means for the future of the character in both universes.
Fan Expectations and Reactions: Are Viewers Ready for a Double Dose of Joker?
The announcement of two separate Joker-focused projects has generated mixed reactions from fans. While some are excited about more content featuring the iconic villain, others worry that it might be too much of a good thing.
There is also concern about whether the DCEU can maintain consistent quality across its expanding slate of films. Ultimately, the success of both Joker projects will hinge on their ability to deliver fresh, engaging stories that resonate with fans while honoring the source material.
Where Does the Joker/Harley Quinn Movie Fit in the Release Schedule?
The Joker and Harley Quinn movies are just one of many upcoming DC films, including the Suicide Squad sequel, Gotham City Sirens, The Flash: Flashpoint, and Batgirl. With so many projects in development, it’s unclear exactly when the Joker and Harley Quinn adventure will hit theaters.
It’s currently believed that the film will be released after the Suicide Squad sequel, but an official release date has yet to be announced. As fans eagerly await more information, the anticipation surrounding the DC Extended Universe continues to grow, with viewers hoping that the upcoming films can maintain the momentum of recent successes like Wonder Woman and Aquaman.