This week has brought us news that Warner Brothers is planning 2 new DC films featuring The Joker, and Jared Leto is hinting that he will be in at least one of them. This is hard to believe, seeing as how fans detested his version of the Joker, regardless of his dedication to the role.
Leto famously messed with cast mates, sending odd gifts, and pulling disturbing pranks on the set of Suicide Squad. He was also unhappy about the majority of his role being cut from the film, and has stated that he would not come back for Suicide Squad 2. This all may seem to change, now that Leto indicates that he loved the role and is willing to come back.
Leto sat down with the Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O and talked about his time in the role, and how he feels about the media reports regarding his behind-the-camera antics:
“There’s so much hype and bulls–t about that. I think it’s just fun to talk about. Even when the movie came out, there was so much misrepresentation about what went down, about the method acting crap. 90% of it was not even true, it just takes on a life of its own.
It was an incredible experience. Everybody was amazing. Margot Robbie, one of the nicest people and one of the best actresses I’ve ever worked with, and I really loved working with her. I thought the scenes and what we did together was some of the most fun I’ve ever had on a set before. But everything’s great in that world, and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”
Suicide Squad 2 is already in the works with the studio hoping to get it done as quick as possible. The recently announced Joker and Harley Quinn stand-alone film from Todd Phillips will be a Joker origin tale, but is expected to cast someone else in the featured role.