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JOKER and HARLEY QUINN Solo Movie in the Works!

JOKER and HARLEY QUINN Solo Movie in the Works!

Sources are telling THR that the writers and directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love, the 2011 hit comedy starring Steve Carrell, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling, are about to sign a deal that will have them writing and helming a standalone Joker/Harley Quinn project that will start Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, who played those characters in Suicide Squad.

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who now direct the NBC show This Is Us and have worked with Margot Robbie twice before with the 2015 Focus and Tina Fey’s 2016 comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, are further ahead in the project than, apparently, the standalone Joker origin story that Hangover developer Todd Phillips is working on. According to THR’s source, this new Joker/Harley Quinn movie will be like a “criminal love story.” Bonnie and Clyde anyone?

The moves make sense for Warner Bros., who is seemingly always behind in trying to catch up to archrival Disney as it develops and expands its own Marvel Universe. With moves like this, in addition to standalone The Batman films, for example, the studio can begin to branch out from the main movies in its library (think Justice League) and offer different servings to hungry audiences.

We don’t know yet what tones the new film will take beyond what we have reported, but we do know that it is scheduled to kick into high gear as soon as the Suicide Squad sequel is completed. That movie is currently in search of a director.

Let us know what you think of this new Joker/Harley Quinn film, sound off below!

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film ‘The Lost Weekend’ is pure coincidence

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