Warner Bros. and DC Don't Know What the Hell They're Doing

Published August 24th, 2017 - 02:15 GMT
Ugh, go away. (Warner Bros.)
Ugh, go away. (Warner Bros.)

You're going to have to bear with us here. This is going to get very complicated.

Jared Leto and Margot Robbie will be returning to the DC Cinematic Universe as The Joker and abused-"girlfriend" Harley Quinn in their own movie.

This is very bad news for Margot Robbie.

See, here's the thing: Jared Kushner is not only more Ace Ventura than The Joker, he's also really into that whole method acting thing.

Method acting, popularised by actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, is the kind of acting where actors never, ever break character for the entirety of a shoot, even when the cameras aren't rolling. It's produced some stunning results—Day-Lewis has never turned in a less-than-stellar performance—and it's also turned-out people like Jared Leto.

Leto takes method acting to a level that is at worst annoying and at best grounds for a restraining order. As the Joker from last year's dazzling stinker Suicide Squad, he's sent his co-stars things like used condoms and live rats. Because that's totally what the Joker would do.

But here's the thing: this is a completely separate Joker movie from another Joker movie which Warner Bros. is supposedly making.

See, yesterday, DC announced it would be releasing a "Joker movie" which is technically non-canon: produced by Martin Scorsese, directed by Todd Phillips (the guy who did The Hangover and then ruined it with two sequels). New Joker, new actor, but same studio.

Except this same studio is now also releasing another movie with the Joker which is canon, behind helmed by This Is Us directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and are apparently in final negotiations to take on the film.

An insider told The Hollywood Reporter that the film is "When Harry Met Sally on benzedrine."

The Joker, with Leto and Robbie, will also be in Suicide Squad 2; Robbie will join Suicide Squad director David Ayer in Gotham City Sirens.

But why the hell Warner Bros. are trying to sell two Jokers at the same time is something the best and brightest of us will never figure-out.

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