Joaquin Phoenix Will Still Play THE JOKER Despite Jared Leto's Version Getting His Own Spinoff

We learned yesterday that Jared Leto is getting a Suicide Squad spinoff of his own but what does that mean for the standalone origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix? Apparently, it's still happening...

When it was revealed last night that Warner Bros. is moving forward with a Joker movie starring Jared Leto, many fans pointed out that it had to mean the standalone origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix was surely no longer happening. After all, surely the studio wouldn't be daft enough to release two different movies with two different actors about the same character within a short space of time?

Apparently so, because Deadline reports that Todd Phillips' movie is indeed still happening. That will fall under what the trade describes as "a different DC origins cinematic banner." Phoenix is also still attached to star. To call this decision baffling would be an understatement but given what little we know about the origin story, it doesn't exactly sound like it will be faithful to the comic books anyway!

What Warner Bros. doesn't seem to understand is that what fans really want is to see The Joker taking on Batman regardless of whether that's Phoenix's version in an 80s setting or Leto's in the present day. As of right now, though, it doesn't look like that's happening. How do you guys feel about this news? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts on these Joker movies in the comments section below.
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