9/07/2017

Jared Leto Doesn't Understand Warner Bros.' Joker Plans, Either


Warner Bros. has allowed an ugly narrative to emerge about their plans for upcoming DC movies, and that's one of complete and utter confusion. It's bad enough that all of this news hit at once about multiple Joker movies, one an origin story that may star Leonardo DiCaprio, another a Joker/Harley Quinn spinoff of Suicide Squad, which itself has a sequel in the works that would also feature the Clown Prince, but it's even worse when the talent has no idea what's going on. Enter Jared Leto, who is just as left in the dark as the rest of us.

While attending the launch party for the Destiny 2 video game, Leto was asked about all of the Joker goings-on, and he doesn't know what the deal is...

"I’m a little confused too. Yeah, there are a couple of things happening in the DC world."

What may be most telling is what he says next, implying that maybe the Joker should be played by multiple actors. That would seem to run counter to the idea that he was upset another actor was taking on the role...

"I love the Joker. He’s a great character and really fun character to play. But 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. There are other films that are in development and I’m excited to see what comes from them."

If Leto has no idea what's going on, then that should tell you to think twice about any reporting out there about this stuff. Clearly DC Films and Warner Bros. are flying by the seat of their pants and I expect there will be wholesale changes that occur multiple times.