Jared Leto says, ‘I’m a little confused, too’ about Warner Bros. Joker movie plans
Are you confused about which of the upcoming Warner Bros. films Jared Leto is set to play the Joker in? He is as well. Leto and fellow 30 Seconds to Mars bandmate Tomo Milicevic spoke to ODE during the launch of the Activision/Bungie game Destiny 2 where he answered a question about which of the upcoming Joker films he’ll be in. He said, “I’m a little confused too, but yeah, there are a couple of things happening in the DC world and I loved the Joker, he’s a great character, a really fun character to play. It’s a big universe and when you play the Joker, there’s no ownership there. You have the honor of holding the baton for a little while and then passing it off. But there are other films in development and I’m excited to see what comes from them.”
Warner Bros. Pictures and DC are in the early stages of developing a Joker origin movie, which The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips will direct and Martin Scorsese will produce. Jared Leto is reportedly not playing the role in that film. Then there is the Joker and Harley Quinn film which is expected to star Leto and his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie who is also set to produce.
The Joker has previously been played by Jack Nicholson in Batman, by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, and by Jared Leto in Suicide Squad. Leto will also also reprise the character in the Suicide Squad sequel. It was announced earlier today that The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor will write and direct Suicide Squad 2.
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