No one knows what's happening with the Jared Leto Joker movies
With the exception of Wonder Woman, the DC Universe is kind of a mess right now.
Suicide Squad, Batman V Superman, and Man of Steel have a 35 percent average on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. And for whatever reason, in the last few weeks, Warner Bros. has decided that the obvious next step to save the franchise is to make two different Joker movies in two different universes with two different actors.
One of these will be some sort of comic book rom-com with Method Actor Jared Leto's Joker and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. The other is a gritty crime drama produced by Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio in mind to play the Joker as a mob boss.
On paper, both of these ideas sound bad! And reportedly, Leto, whose Joker was mostly cut from Suicide Squad, is pissed that they want some nobody named Leonardo DiCaprio to play the character.
But now, Leto is making his opinion on these proposed movies public, telling ODE, “I’m a little confused too, but yeah, there are a couple of things happening in the DC world.”
Same here, my dude!
He went on:
“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.”
Right. When there's a new Joker movie every three weeks, you gotta share the love a little bit. I look forward to when I, also, get my chance to play the Joker.