The Joker and Harley Quinn appear set to get their own outing on the silver screen.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa of This Is Us and Crazy, Stupid, Love fame are in final negotiations to write and helm an untitled film centering on the Batman villains, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The storyline will ostensibly focus on Joker and Harley Quinn’s not-so-healthy love story. Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, who played the terrible twosome in Suicide Squad, will reprise the roles in the film, which will follow the Suicide Squad sequel on the Warner Bros. schedule. The latter has been fast-tracked, but sources indicate that the Joker and Harley project will also move apace due to the stars’ schedules.
The latest announcement comes on the heels of the news that Martin Scorsese is attached to produce an origin story for the Joker that may be directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips (see “'Joker' Movie in Development”). The Phillips Joker movie will not star Leto.