It hadn’t hardly been a week following the latest announcement of a Joker origin film now in the works at Warner Bros. with Todd Phillips directing. Nevertheless, that’s not stopping the studio from moving in on the popular DC Comics property with another addition to the DCEU that brings Suicide Squad’s Jared Leto and Margot Robbie back together on the big screen.
Focus and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are tapped to direct the film which THR reports with a mix of inside sources describing it both “a criminal love story” and “an insane and twisted love story. When Harry Met Sally on benzedrine.”. Leto is in final negotiations with the studio as is Robbie who herself has been attached as the studio’s favorite fan pick following her portrayal of the iconic villainess whose romantic comic book history with Batman’s longstanding archnemesis dates back to the early 1990s.
The news also comes amid a flurry of other DC-related news, including Joss Whedon’s attachment to Batgirl and Chris McKay’s Nightwing next to the aforementioned actors’ expected return for a Suicide Squad sequel along with David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens. Robbie stars in sports drama, I, Tonya on September 9 while Leto next appears in Blade Runner 2049 on October 7.