There’s also another mystery about how many Joker films DC are actually making. Earlier this year it was rumoured that a standalone movie set outside the current Suicide Squad/Justice League stories was in development, with Joaquin Phoenix poised to play Batman’s greatest foe.
And this latest news doesn’t cancel out Phoenix’s project: Leto’s film could exist inside the DC cinematic universe, while Phoenix’s origin story takes place in its own pocket universe with no overlap with the Suicide Squad films.
In other words, DC may be building a multiverse – one of which featuring an anti-hero mini-verse (or anti-verse) – with another completely separate alternative universe that leans on, but exists completely outside the timelines of, the universes previously listed.
And to think we worried it was getting too confusing.