The latest updates and spoilers for "Suicide Squad 2" will feature The Joker's return and Warner Bros. planning an origin movie for the Clown Prince of Crime.

The Clown Prince of Crime returns

Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Jared Leto will reprise his role as The Joker in "Suicide Squad 2" joining Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Leto confirmed his return to the sequel during an interview with Australian radio show "Kyle and Jackie O," and stated that he is committed to play the popular DC villain the DC Extended Universe.

Leto's portrayal of The Joker in the first "Suicide Squad" film was limited due to many cut scenes that were taken off during post-production.

Fans will likely be happy to see more Joker scenes in the sequel, and he will also be featured in the "Gotham City Sirens" movie with Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman.

The Joker was a secondary main villain in the film as he searches for the whereabouts of Harley Quinn after she was captured by Batman. The latter discovered that she was in Black Gate Prison and has been drafted into Amanda Waller's "Task Force X" project and are headed into Midway city to stop The Enchantress. He was able to save Harley at the end of the film after staging a prison breakout.

Live-action 'Origin' movie teased?

Warner Bros.

is planning a live-action "Joker" film depicting the origins of the character before becoming Gotham's most notorious and dangerous criminal.

According to Deadline, the movie will serve as the first line-up in the second phase of the DCEU and the studio announced that "The Hangover" director Todd Philip will direct the film with "8-Mile" screenwriter Scott Silver co-writing the script.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" director Martin Scorsese will serve as the producer of the movie, but his involvement is still fluid.

The origin movie will be set in the 1980's with a new actor playing the pre-Joker character before his fateful encounter with Batman. The Joker's origin story was featured in "The Killing Joke" story arc depicting him as a nameless engineer struggling to become a stand-up comedian to support his pregnant wife.

His failed attempts forced him to a life crime and under the "Red Hood" persona and begun robbing Ace Chemical Plant. Batman was able to stop the engineer and his partners, but he was not able to save him from falling into the vat of chemicals. The engineer survived, but at the cost of his sanity becoming the Dark Knight's most dangerous foe.