PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08: Jared Leto arrives at the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2014 at Theatre National de Chaillot on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Warner Brothers and DC Comics have a new Joker movie in the works, but it WON'T star Jared Leto, who played him in 2016’s "Suicide Squad".
Apparently, DC wants to make smaller movies that stand apart from the big, interconnected universe that includes "Batman v. Superman", "Wonder Woman", and "Justice League".
This one would tell the Joker's origin story, and it would be set in Gotham City in the early '80s. They're trying to get Todd Phillips to write and possibly direct.
Phillips has a successful track list, however his successes have come in the comedy genre.
Some of his more well-known flicks include the "Hangover" trilogy, "Old School", "Starsky & Hutch", and "Borat".
The folks at Hollywood Reporter have more on this developing story at this link.