On the heels of yesterday's announcement that DC and Warner Bros. are planning a Joker origin film, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the studio is also developing a Joker and Harley Quinn spinoff from Crazy, Stupid, Love love scribes Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
Unlike the Joker origin film, which will help kickstart a new line of DC films that exist outside of the DC Extended Universe, the Joker and Harley Quinn film will see Jared Leto reprise his role as the Clown King of Crime alongside Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. According to the report, Ficarra and Requa are in final negotiations to write and direct the project.
While details surrounding the project are being kept under wraps for the time being, it is being described as a "criminal love story." The project is expected to go into production after Suicide Squad 2, with that project said to be on the fast-track and on the hunt for a new director after Jaume Collet-Serra passed on the film.
The announcement of a Joker and Harley Quinn spinoff film comes on the heels of last month's scoop from ScreenRant, which suggested that such a project was in development.
Ficarra and Requa are currently working on the critically acclaimed series This is Us for NBC, where they serve as both directors and executive producers.
Leto and Robbie are both set to return for Suicide Squad 2, which is currently without a release date, and the duo are also expected to re-team for Gotham City Sirens.