More DC related news came out today as it appears Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will be tasked with writing and directing an upcoming Joker and Harley Quinn based movie. The duo has previously collaborated writing and directing the romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carrell as well as the hit NBC series This is Us where they served as directors/executive producers.
Currently untitled and still in its pre production phase, the upcoming film will see Jared Leto and Margot Robbie return to the roles of The Joker and Harley Quinn respectively reprising their characters from 2016’s Suicide Squad. Described as a criminal love story (not unlike Bonnie & Clyde), THR cites a source calling it ” When Harry Met Sally on Benzedrine”.
It should be noted that this film WILL exist in the DCEU pantheon of movies that includes Batman v Superman, Man of Steel and this year’s smash hit Wonder Woman meaning it will be in a separate universe than the proposed Joker origin story film that will be produced by Martin Scorsese (yes, we know it’s all very confusing especially with conflicting reports as to what is and isn’t part of each universe).
In any case, it appears that Warner Brothers and DC Comics are just plowing straight ahead with a full slate of upcoming movies that will begin with the superhero team up Justice League later this year.
Are you excited for the upcoming Joker / Harley Quinn movie? What do you think about choosing Ficarra and Requa as directors? Are you having a hard time keeping track of what is what? Let us know in the comments or via social media!