Jared Leto as The Joker in SUICIDE SQUAD?!
It sounds like Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are ready to reintroduce the Joker in their upcoming adaptation of Suicide Squad. According to THR, the studio is considering casting Jared Leto as the iconic DC villain! The actor won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club earlier this year. Leto has become a very talented actor, and I'm intrigued by the thought of him possibly taking on the role of The Joker in the David Ayer-directed movie.
There hasn't been any kind of casting confirmation for this movie yet, but Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling, and Margot Robbie have all been rumored to be up for parts. It was also recently reported that English actress and model Cara Delevingne is up for the part of Harley Quinn. It would be so cool to finally see The Joker and Harley up on the big screen together. Will this be the movie that it actually happens in? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Leto did hint at a big role in an interview with THR in which he said:
"I do [have my eye on one project]. I am excited about what's happening. There are incredible opportunities and I'm very grateful for them. I'm looking forward to making films again now that the tour is wrapping up. It's going to be an exciting 2015. I've sworn to keep my mouth shut, but I think that very shortly there will be something to talk about, that's for sure,"
Maybe this is it! Suicide Squad is about a group of supervillains who are given a chance to redeem themselves through dangerous missions that they are sent on by the government. The film is slated for release on August 5th, 2016.
What do you think about the possibility of Jared Leto playing the Joker in Suicide Squad?