AceShowbiz - David Ayer just hinted at his involvement in Warner Bros.' upcoming Joker-Harley Quinn film with a cryptic tweet. The "Suicide Squad" helmer took to his Twitter account over the weekend to share a photo from last year's antihero film that featured Jared Leto's Joker and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
Ayer posted the photo without caption. The still found the crazed couple dancing, with Harley sporting her iconic jester costume with while looking lovingly at the Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime dressed in a suit and had his signature green hair slicked back. He also wore a huge white flower on the left lapel of his suit.
It's unclear if Ayer was merely teasing his impending involvement in the untitled Joker and Harley Quinn project. Many people also speculated that this was the 49-year-old filmmaker's way of confirming he would indeed helm Warner Bros.' other planned project "Gotham City Sirens" despite rumors to the contrary.
As previously reported, the studio has been circling Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the filmmakers behind 2011's "Crazy, Stupid, Love." and directors and executive producers of the hit NBC drama "This Is Us", to develop the Joker-Harley Quinn project. They're in final negotiations to pen and direct the film, with Leto and Robbie set to reprise their respective roles.
The plan is reportedly for this film to be released after the studio makes a sequel to "Suicide Squad". "Suicide Squad 2" is on the fast track of development and out to directors. But the Joker and Harley Quinn movie is moving fast, too. One source says the film is described as a "criminal love story" featuring the crazed lovebirds who are cornerstones in the Batman mythos.
With the new spin-off film set to come after the "Suicide Squad" sequel, the planned "Gotham City Sirens" will most likely be pushed back. No details like other characters, plot points or release date have been revealed. If it's taking the place of the female-driven film in the DCEU filming schedule, fans could be seeing the "criminal love story" as early as 2018.