Jared Leto has not had an easy go ever since he’d been cast as the Joker. Many believed he wasn’t right for the role and after the film was released, some fans changed their minds but others still didn’t take to it. What seemed like it was going to be a much larger role turned out to be more like a generous cameo appearance, which sparked an entire new series of issues for the actor. Jared Leto was upset (rightfully so) about many of his scenes getting cut, but a plethora of people took this as his step away from the character after just one film. Leto has been confirmed already to reprise the role in a few upcoming projects, and he recently spoke out against these misconceptions.
“No… There’s so much hype and bullshit about [what happened with Suicide Squad], but I think it’s just a fun thing to talk about. Even when the movie came out, there was so much misrepresentation about what went down, about the ‘method acting’ crap – it’s just that 90% of it wasn’t true, and you can’t even… It takes on a life of its own. It was an incredible experience, everybody was amazing. Margot Robbie [is] one of the nicest people – one of the best actresses I’ve ever worked with, and I really loved working with her. I thought the scenes of what we did together were some of the most fun I’ve ever had on a set before… Everything’s great in that world, and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”
I thought Leto wasn’t done justice in Suicide Squad, but has the potential to bring something great the to the table with his take on Joker. It’s great to hear the actor speak out against the false information because hopefully going forward we’ll be able to see his on-screen version of the Clown Prince of Crime as one that is worthy of being a part of the DCEU. If Jared Leto isn’t your cup of tea in the role though, perhaps you’ll enjoy the standalone Joker origin movie they’re developing outside of the DCEU with an entirely different actor.
What do you guys think? Do you want to give Leto another shot to fill the clown shoes? Are you more excited for the origin film more than to see Leto’s Joker again? Let us know in the comments as well as on our Twitter and Instasgram!
Source: Heroic Hollywood