Margot Robbie Jared Leto Teaming Up For Joker Harley Movie

After word broke earlier this week of a Joker origin story movie in development, we get more news on the Clown Prince of Crime's future in cinema.

Variety just broke the story that Oscar winner Jared Leto will be reuniting with his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie for a Harley Quinn and Joker centric film.

Theoretically, the project *could* be a prequel to Suicide Squad, showing audiences more of the unique relationship of Harley Quinn and The Joker.  That sounds better than 'alternate reality', right? Because that's what David Ayers' version of the pair felt like; watching a Mirror Mirror version of the characters.  Or, the proposed film could be a continuation of where the characters left off at the end of Suicide Squad.

Many outlets are commenting that maybe this project means the previously rumored "Gotham City Sirens" film has been shelved, as little has been said regarding it.  The "Sirens" would have featured Harley Quinn (Robbie again), Poison Ivy, and Catwoman in whatever context the filmmaker chose to feature them.

Almost nothing is known about this upcoming project, but Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (This Is Us) are in final negotiations to write and direct the film for Warner Brothers Pictures.

The story is developing and we will update as more information becomes available.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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