Director Todd Phillips is said to have reached an agreement with the actor in principal to front a standalone movie about Gotham's greatest villain.
As news swirls about Martin Scorsese's interest in producing an origin reboot for the character, the Suicide Squad star admits that the DC franchise has him a touch perplexed.
With DC looking to expand their intellectual property, the infamous filmmaker is believed to have earmarked the Academy Award winner.
With a Joker vs. Harley Quinn title coming from Warner Brothers, David Ayer's slated project with Margot Robbie has been put on the scrap heap.
With Martin Scorsese producing a title that ventures from the current arc, Reeves has explained that his movie will do likewise.
With a new actor set to take on the part from Suicide Squad star Jared Leto, the Taxi Driver director will link up next to Scott Silver and Todd Philips for the installment.
The actress is clearly not concerned about a conflict of interest with her ongoing role in the MCU and Guardians of the Galaxy.
The recording artist turned actor explained that the late British icon was inspiration for his portrayal of the mad DC villain.
A still image discovered online has uncovered some dark subject matter that was cut from the original picture as DC chose a PG rating over an R film.