Jared Leto

‘Suicide Squad’ Will Base the Joker on Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’

by Britt Hayes March 13, 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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We’ve been hearing some interesting Suicide Squad rumors this week, but the latest report might be the most interesting yet. Not only does it shed some light on the way David Ayer is approaching Jared Leto’s version of the Joker, but it gives us some clues about how Ben Affleck’s Batman might make an appearance in the film. Best of all, Ayer is relying on some great source material for the Joker: Frank Miller’s classic graphic novel ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’

The ‘Suicide Squad’ Villain Has Been Reportedly Revealed

by Britt Hayes March 12, 2015 @ 6:04 PM
DC Comics
Suicide Squad boasts a pretty heavy lineup of characters and stars, from Jared Leto’s Joker to Will Smith’s Deadshot, and rumors of Jesse Eisenberg reprising his role of Lex Luthor from Batman vs. Superman. With all these major players, it stands to reason that the film should have a fairly major villain to match. Over the last several months, we’ve learned a lot about the film, but there’s one thing that hasn’t been revealed, and that’s the identity of the film’s big bad. That might have just changed.

Comic Strip: Dissecting Those New ‘Avengers 2’ Posters

by Jacob Hall March 2, 2015 @ 2:11 PM
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we tear apart the new Avengers 2 poster, get really grumpy about Daredevil’s costume, and take a look at what Suicide Squad director David Ayer has to say about the new Joker.

‘Suicide Squad’ Star Jared Leto Talks About His “Shakespearean” Joker Role

by Britt Hayes February 20, 2015 @ 5:45 PM
DC Comics
Iconic Batman villain The Joker is many things: psychotic, sinister, exceedingly (and gleefully) violent and very intimidating. The last thing you might call him is “Shakespearean.” But that’s just how Suicide Squad star Jared Leto — who’s been cast in the role of Batman’s legendary super villain — describes him.

‘Suicide Squad’ Reportedly Eyeing Karl Urban for Rick Flag, Plus Details on The Joker and Possible Batman Cameo

by Britt Hayes January 26, 2015 @ 5:59 PM
DC Comics
Late last week it was reported that WB was eyeing Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal as possible replacements for Tom Hardy, who recently dropped out of ‘Suicide Squad.’ And now an even bigger casting report has emerged, adding Karl Urban to the mix of potential Hardy replacements, and offering details on Jared Leto’s Joker, plus a possible cameo from Ben Affleck’s Batman.

'Suicide Squad' Confirms Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Jared Leto and More for Killer Lineup

by Britt Hayes December 2, 2014 @ 5:31 PM
We’ve been hearing lots of rumors and reports about the cast of the ‘Suicide Squad’ movie over the last couple of months, with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, and more names circling DC’s super-villain project. Much of what’s been reported has often been delivered with a question mark, but today brings official confirmation of the full lineup of David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’—and some of the final casting choices might surprise you, given that they aren’t exactly what we’d heard previously.

‘Suicide Squad’ Looks to Add Kerry Washington as Jared Leto Discusses Those Joker Rumors

by Jacob Hall November 20, 2014 @ 12:06 PM
DC Comics
Of all the films in Warner Bros.’ ambitious slate of upcoming movies based on DC comic-book characters, ‘Suicide Squad’ seems like the odd man out. However, that may be appropriate, considering that this is a film about a team of incarcerated...

Comic Strip: Jared Leto Targets the Joker as the Marvel/DC War Rages On

by Jacob Hall November 9, 2014 @ 11:45 PM
DC Comics
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, an Oscar nominee is targeted for the new Joker, Marvel reveals 'Ant-Man' snippets, and a dead 'Spider-Man' character may return.

'Suicide Squad' Eyes Jared Leto to Play The Joker

by Britt Hayes November 7, 2014 @ 7:05 PM
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A few weeks back, we heard that Ryan Gosling went in to meet about a possible role in WB's 'Suicide Squad' film, but it wasn't clear which role that might have been, as details about which characters might be featured in the movie are still a mystery. According to the latest report, Jared Leto is now up for that role -- and that role could very well be The Joker, Batman's longtime nemesis.

'Doctor Strange' Casting Back to Square One: Now Matthew McConaughey and Jake Gyllenhaal in the Mix

by Mike Sampson October 15, 2014 @ 1:09 PM
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For a long time, Marvel had their eye on Joaquin Phoenix to star in 'Doctor Strange.' In fact, he was far enough along in his negotiations that Marvel hoped to bring him out on stage at Comic-Con to introduce him to the crowd. Phoenix, in case you haven't noticed, is mercurial and negotiations stalled. And, then they stalled some more. And, then finally Marvel decided to move on completely. Now, here we are back at square one as Marvel has a completely new shortlist of actors to star in their next superhero film. We previously told you about Ewan McGregor, but who else does Marvel have their eye on?